Crime

2019 Groningen movie theater murders
Oct 27 '19 09:31

The two people found dead at a Pathé movie theater in Groningen were a married couple in their fifties. Gina and Marinus were working for a cleaning company contracted for janitorial services at the movie theater and may have stumbled upon a burglary attempt, a relative of the victims told newspaper AD.

Ergün S. suspected in the Groningen movie theater murders
Oct 26 '19 23:00

Authorities identified Ergün S., 33, as their prime suspect after two dead bodies were found at a Pathé movie theater in Groningen. S. is suspected of killing both people, police said.

The two people killed reportedly worked for the cleaning company operating at the theater, according to unnamed sources speaking to several newspapers. Police did not confirm the victims' identities pending family notification.

Police
Oct 26 '19 09:50

A police employee working in Amsterdam was suspended under suspicion of sharing confidential information, and the unauthorized use of internal computer systems. The officer is at least the thirteenth employee from the Amsterdam office placed on leave in the last six months.

The worker was sent away on Wednesday. Police announced the decision a day later.

A police internal affairs unit is investigating the case in conjunction with the Public Prosecution Service (OM).

Texting while cycling
Oct 26 '19 09:00

The police must be able to immediately confiscate the smartphone of cyclists and motorists caught texting or calling while on the road, the former head of the traffic police Koos Spee said to newspaper AD while discussing his new book Een flitsende carriere.

Scene of a shooting on Hugo de Grootplein in Amsterdam
Oct 25 '19 19:50

The suspect arrested for a fatal shooting at La Piccola Baracca pizzeria in Amsterdam earlier this week is a 41-year-old man from Amstelveen, the police announced. The man was arraigned on Friday and remanded into custody for 14 days, after which the examining magistrate will reassess the need to extend his pre-trial custody, the Public Prosecution Service confirmed.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
Oct 25 '19 17:30

The release of NOS reporter Robert Bas was ordered Friday afternoon by a courtroom panel in Rotterdam. Bas was ordered into custody by a magistrate there on Thursday in the case around the mistaken identity murder of mental health institution director Rob Zweekhorst in 

Jihadist
Oct 25 '19 16:55

Authorities in the Netherlands arrested a Dutch man at Schiphol Airport after Swedish officials accused the man of producing terrorist propaganda, the Dutch prosecution service OM said on Friday. He was living in Sweden for the past three years and was deported on Wednesday as an undesirable alien, the OM stated.

The 28-year-old was “was arrested after arrival at Schiphol on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.”

He became the focus of an investigation because of his online behavior, which uncovered ties to ISIS, the OM said.

Suspects in May 17, 2018 Delft grenade bombings
Oct 25 '19 14:31

A 42-year-old man suspected of detonating hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft was convicted on Friday and sentenced to ten years in prison. The man prosecutors alleged was his accomplice was acquitted on charges related to the grenades, but convicted and sentenced to under two years in prison for separate weapons offenses, according to RTL News.

Suspects wanted for robbing a 90-year-old man in Eindhoven by posing as nurses, 17 Oct 2019
Oct 25 '19 14:30

The police released photos of a man and a woman who posed as nurses and used a story of a prevailing flu epidemic to talk their way into a 90-year-old man's Eindhoven home, and then robbed him. "The blood test chat-scam, don't fall for it!", the police said.

Money laundering
Oct 25 '19 12:45

The police suspect a Dutch-Bosnian drug cartel of large-scale money laundering, part of which happened through ING and ABN Amro bank accounts, newspaper AD reports based on police documents in its possession.

Police dog
Oct 25 '19 11:54

A police officer had to give up an on-foot pursuit of a suspected robber in Rotterdam-Hillegersberg on Thursday night when both he and his dog got stuck in quicksand. Emergency services responded en masse to free the two, RTL Nieuws reports. 

The police officer and police dog were responding to a report of a robbery on Straatweg when they came a cross a swamp in the garden of the house. They sank into the quicksand and became stuck.

Police officer and paramedic
Oct 25 '19 10:20

The police arrested two people early on Friday morning in connection with a strange incident in Amsterdam a night before. A man with a bullet wound was dropped off at an Amsterdam hospital by an Audi A3 with French license plates, which then quickly left the scene.

gele-politiejas
Oct 25 '19 08:44

The body of a man was found in a drug lab in Den Dungen, a village near Den Bosch, during the early hours of Friday morning. The police believe the man died when something went wrong while he was producing drugs, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter. Authorities later stated the victim was killed in an explosion.

Handcuffs and gavel
Oct 25 '19 07:58

A group of journalists will protest at the court in Rotterdam on Friday against NOS reporter Robert Bas being taken into custody for refusing to testify in an ongoing criminal case and give up his source. "It is very serious that at a time when whistleblowers are being eavesdropped on, journalists are being locked up", the initiators said to RTL Nieuws.

Police officer attacked by a member of a wedding procession on Westzeedijk in Rotterdam, 30 August 2019
Oct 24 '19 16:00

A 25-year-old man from Rotterdam suspected of knocking a police officer out during a wedding procession in the city, will remain in custody until his next hearing early in January, the Rotterdam court ruled on Thursday. The man is facing charges of aggravated assault, AD reports.

The man - the bride's brother - was arrested earlier this month in Lopik. Police officers found him hiding underneath a bed, according to the newspaper.

Dutch police officer
Oct 24 '19 14:17

Police officers found a 17-year-old girl who had been missing for several days at a hotel in Middelburg on Wednesday evening. The police fear she was being forced to work as a prostitute. Two persons were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, the police said on Thursday.

Information that the teenage girl may be working for an escort company led the police to the Middelburg hotel on Wednesday. The suspects, a 22-year-old man from Zierikzee and an 18-year-old woman from Rotterdam, were arrested when they arrived at the hotel with the girl at around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Police guard in a detention center
Oct 24 '19 12:10

NOS reporter Robert Bas was jailed by the court in Rotterdam because he refused to answer questions as a witness and reveal his source in an ongoing criminal case. He will be held in custody until at least Monday, NOS reports. The court hopes that this "legal means of coercion" will make the reporter change his mind and give testimony, the broadcaster writes.

Ivo Opstelten
Oct 24 '19 10:10

Former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten admits that he made "crucial mistakes" around a settlement deal made with drug criminal Cees H. in new biography Opstelten, een leven in het openbaar bestuur published on Thursday. In the book, he says that he "totally underestimated" the issue and that he ignored the advice of his officials, AD reports. 

Jihadist
Oct 24 '19 08:55

The Public Prosecutor submitted a list of 29 suspected Dutch jihadists that it wants to bring back from Syria to the Netherlands to face justice, the Ministry of Justice and Security confirmed to NRC. That is a significant increase from the 10 requests submitted earlier this year.

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting at La Piccola Baracca on Hugo de Grootplein in Amsterdam, 23 Oct 2019
Oct 24 '19 08:08

A fatal shooting on Hugo de Grootplein in Amsterdam-West on Wednesday left local business owners shocked. The victim was 49-year-old Goran Savic from Serbia, the owner of pizzeria La Piccola Baracca, where the shooting happened. According to witnesses, he was shot in front of his wife. Savic was trying to protect his friend - a Serbian criminal named Jovan Durovic, who was seriously injured in the shooting, newspaper AD reports.

British police
Oct 24 '19 07:30

A truck in which 39 bodies were found on an industrial site in Grays, east of London on Wednesday, belonged to Edwin Kluft Transport from Hoogeveen three years ago. "Bizar", Kluft said to AD. "Very sad what happened in England."

Kluft said that he sold the red truck to a dealer in central Netherlands three years ago. "After that it was resold a number of times and eventually ended up in Bulgaria." 

Creepy hacker
Oct 23 '19 18:30

Three teenagers were convicted on Tuesday, accused of creating a fake social media profiles to request nude photos of students. The two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were convicted of pretending to be a teacher, who later found the fake profile portraying him and reported it to authorities.

Sumanta Bansi
Oct 23 '19 17:20

A search team working on the disappearance of a pregnant University of Amsterdam student found the body of a dead man in the course of their latest probe. The team was combing the Robbenoordbos, a forest near Wieringerwerf, on Tuesday hunting for clues in the case of Sumanta Bansi, a young woman from Suriname who went missing in February 2018.

Police in Noord-Holland confirmed the grizzly discovery on Tuesday night. The identity of the victim and his cause of death were unknown.

Scene of a shooting on Hugo de Grootplein in Amsterdam
Oct 23 '19 16:21

Two people were injured in a shooting incident in Amsterdam West on Wednesday. One of them died at the scene, and the other was in critical condition. Police said shots rang out at about 3:45 p.m. on the Hugo de Grootplein, and two suspects fled the scene.

"At the time of the shooting incident many people were present at Hugo de Grootplein," Amsterdam police stated. "Thus the detectives are urgently looking for witnesses who have seen or heard something, or who have [photos or videos]."

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