Crime

Sep 30 '13 02:51

A Dutch driver crashed into a tree trunk, thrown in front of his car by strangers, last night in Germany. The man was driving down a country road, just across the border in Sittard, when the trunk ended up on the road from an overpass.

Sep 28 '13 02:39

The Groningen court has sentenced two 20-year-old brothers from Buitenpost to 180 hours of community service because they threatened a group of teenagers in North Horn. In addition, the got a suspended prison sentence of four months.

Sep 28 '13 02:38

In the Limburg Weert a social worker was stabbed to death Friday afternoon, announced a police spokesperson to NU.nl.

Sep 27 '13 02:06

In the past few weeks the police arrested six men who coerced women to purchase phone subscriptions. The men are from Rotterdam, Breda, and Etten-Leur and vary in age from 18 to 33.

Sep 26 '13 02:31

The Kenyan Minister of Internal Affairs, Ole Lenku, contradicts that it's certain one of the terrorists, responsible for the attack in the Nairobi shopping mall, is Dutch.

Sep 26 '13 02:30

An army truck, loaded with military cots, chairs, stoves and tents, was stolen from an army base in North Brabant. The truck was found Monday, looted, in Maarsbergen in a secluded spot along the Griftdijk.

Sep 24 '13 02:25

The Dutch victim of the Westgate Siege, was a woman of 33 years old, was heavily pregnant and her name was Elif Yafuz.

On Saturday during the raid of the muslim terror organisation Al Shabab, Elif Yafuz was killed together with her partner Ross Langdon, an Australian/British citizen.

Sep 24 '13 02:21

In Rotterdam bystanders overpowered a robber who tried to rob a liquor store. People on the street saw the shopkeeper being attacked and decided to jump in and help.

Sep 24 '13 01:58

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter Chelsea extend condolences to the family and friends of the Dutch woman who was slain in the attack in Kenya. In the attack on the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi her Australian husband also lost his life.

Sep 23 '13 04:16

A 33-year-old woman has died in the attack of Al-Shabaab terrorists on the Westgate shopping mall  in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Dutch woman was living with her Australian husband in Tanzania and visited Nairobi for the weekend. The woman and her husband got both killed during the shooting on Saturday.

Seven other Dutch citizens were also in the shopping mall during the attack on Saturday. They could escape and were not shot or taken hostage.

Sep 23 '13 02:57

Most of the hostages in the shopping center in the Kenyan capital Nairobi have been freed. So far one Dutch citizen was killed.

Sep 23 '13 02:36

The Maastricht police apprehended an 18-year-old male for computer crimes. He reportedly spread viruses and made purchases, using other people's credit cards. He then sold the items on Marktplaats. 18,000 euros in cash was found in the young man's home.

Sep 21 '13 03:33

A 27-year-old cyclist was robbed of tens of thousands of euros Thursday afternoon.

Sep 20 '13 02:11

In The Hague, a 52-year-old social worker was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for fornication with a patient. He got a suspended sentence of six months and a five-year probation. The man may not work as a social worker during his probationary period.

Sep 19 '13 04:07

Stuff stolen in Netherlands by Eastern European gangs, is sold right here on the market. In most cases the loot is not taken across the border, as was always presumed. This is evident from an examination of the Utrecht University.

Sep 19 '13 03:18

A 24-year-old female was apprehended in Rotterdam, suspected of killing her baby. The woman went to an address in town and said she wanted to bury her baby. She had the corpse with her in a bag. It is unclear where she wanted to bury the body.

Sep 19 '13 02:35

Dutch underestimate the danger of itinerant Roma gangs. They are very professional, well-organized and trained criminals who steal commissioned.

Sep 19 '13 02:32

The Dutch police encountered kill lists from Afghan refugee from the seventies while conducting a criminal investigation into a war crimes suspect from Afghanistan. The lists contain the names of 5000 people who were executed by the Communist regime.

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Sep 18 '13 03:40

It’s obviously one of the most popular but also controversial tourist spots of Amsterdam. The red light district, in Dutch also called De Wallen, is situated in one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam and has around 2000 prostitutes. In 2007 the municipality of Amsterdam launched ‘Project 1012’ to fight against the high level of crime and human trafficking in the postal code area ‘1012’, where De Wallen is also located. After five years, has this initiative paid off?

Sep 18 '13 02:16

Two military policemen in training are fired for discriminating an instructor. The two men of 22 and 25 years of age, were suspended since February.

Sep 17 '13 02:49

A 52-year-old motorist from Leuth in Gelderland took place behind the wheel Sunday, unabashedly, with a bottle of wine in hand.

Sep 16 '13 06:39

The Police and rescue services had an average weekend in terms of aggression and accidents. Nevertheless, there are unfortunately enough stories which are worthwhile mentioning. Here an overview of the most notable happenings.

Jordaanfestival Amsterdam

At the Jordaanfestival, a yearly festival in the Amsterdam district ‘de Jordaan’, a man was heavily beaten up on Saturday evening. He took part in a street fight among a group of 15 to 20 boys and men who started fighting after some misunderstandings. This was reported by the police.

Sep 14 '13 02:48

The body, found Friday morning on the platform of railway station Rijswijk, is that of a local 19-year-old boy, reported police.

Sep 14 '13 02:24

Two 18-year-old twin brothers were robbed in the streets of Amsterdam last month and held hostage for two hours. They were threatened and had their mobile phones and money taken away.

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