Over 5,800 stolen beer bottles found, but sadly no bitterballen

8,845 bottles of stolen beer confiscated from an empty building on Hilledijk
8,845 bottles of stolen beer confiscated from an empty building on HilledijkPhoto: Politie Charlois/Instagram

The police confiscated a massive 5,856 bottles of beer from an empty building in Rotterdam on Tuesday. Three police vans were needed to drive the 244 boxes full of - believed to be stolen - beer away from the building, the Charlois police said on Instagram.

Police officers saw men dragging the large amount of boxes into the empty building on Hilledijk during the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to AD. They spoke to the men and became suspicious that the very many bottles of Heineken had been stolen. One suspect was arrested.

Followers on Instagram wondered whether the police were organizing a party. "Are the bitterballen arranged?" one follower asked. But sadly, there will be no bitterballen. Until the rightful owner is found, the beer will be locked up in the police station. 

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