Crime

Casino
Sep 14 '17 15:10

Two armed men robbed the Players Casino on Ginnekenweg in Breda on Wednesday night. No one was injured. The perpetrators are still at large.

The armed duo came into the gambling hall around 11:00 p.m. and forced everyone inside to lie down on the ground, according to the police. The robbers threatened an employee with a firearm and forced the employee to hand over money. They then fled on a dark colored scooter towards Zuidelijke Rondweg. 

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Sep 14 '17 14:30

A 20-year-old man from The Hague who escaped from the prison in Lelystad in May, was caught after he tried to break into a home in Drunen, Noord-Brabant on Wednesday night, AD reports.

An alert local resident noticed two men trying to break open her front door. They fled when she turned on a light in her home. She called the police.

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Sep 14 '17 09:01

The National Police is establishing a team especially for hunting fugitive members of the Italian mafia, AD reports. This team is in response to criticism from Italy that the Netherlands does not do enough to search for mafia members, allowing mafia leaders to live carefree lives in our country, according to the newspaper.

The Italian mafia is permanently based in the Netherlands and mainly engages in drug trafficking, according to the newspaper. Mafia experts also warn that the mafia is penetrating into sectors of the Dutch economy. 

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Sep 14 '17 07:52

In half of the municipalities in the Netherlands, nothing is being done to prevent radicalization and jihadism, according to a study by the Security and Justice Inspectorate. Small and medium-sized municipalities in particular ignore this task, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Sep 13 '17 16:40

A 55-year-old woman was killed in an accident involving an elevator in a clothing store in Geldrop on Wednesday afternoon, the police said on Twitter.

Emergency services responded to the store around 12:30 p.m. According to the police, it seems to be a workplace accident. 

A spokesperson for the Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate told Omroep Brabant that the victim's head got stuck in a freight elevator. The police and Inspectorate are investigating what happened. 

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Sep 13 '17 15:20

Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice revoked the Dutch nationality of four jihadists. According to him, the four jihadists joined a terrorist organization abroad, NOS reports. 

The four jihadists were also declared unwelcome foreigners, which means they can no longer legally return to the Netherlands or to other Schengen countries, according to the broadcaster. They jihadists lost their Dutch citizenship with immediate effect, though a court will review the decision at a later date.

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Sep 13 '17 13:20

A 22-year-old man from Zevenbergen arrested in August in connection with a terrorism threat in Rotterdam, must be released from custody, the court in Rotterdam ruled on Wednesday. Jimmy F. will be released on Monday, because further investigation must be done as to whether he's at risk, his lawyer Karianne Bal said to NU.nl.

F.'s release is linked to a number of conditions. If he does not hold to these conditions, he will be taken back into custody, according to the newspaper.

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Sep 13 '17 12:40

A 26-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested for involvement in the murders of a father and son in Zoetermeer in April. A SWAT team arrested the suspect in his home on Tuesday, NOS reports.

The police would not tell the broadcaster exactly what role the man is suspected of playing in the murders. 

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Sep 13 '17 12:00

A woman was stabbed and critically injured in Breda on Wednesday morning. The perpetrator fled after the incident, the police said on Twitter.

The stabbing happened around the porch of a home on the crossing of Merwedestraat and Rijnstraat, according to newspaper AD. The police closed the street with crime scene tape for investigation.

The injured woman was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The motive for the stabbing is unclear.

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Sep 13 '17 11:20

Press photographer Chris Keulen was arrested in Limburg on Sunday for refusing to hand over his camera and photos to the police, ANP reports. This happened while he was reporting on noise problems caused by NATO aircraft.

Keulen took photos of a local activist and an American soldier in civilian clothing coming to blows during an argument near the NATO base Geilenkirchen. After the fight, Keulen went to the police station to give a witness statement. He was asked to hand over his photos, but he refused, appealing to press freedom.

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Sep 13 '17 08:01

A 19-year-old man from Bavel has been in custody for three and a half months on suspicion of raping a 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. He also had nude photos of dozens of other young girls in his possession, which the authorities believe he convinced them to send him through online chats. The youngest victim is 8-years-old, BN DeStem reports. 

Sep 12 '17 15:30

Drug gangs recruited teenagers from schools and youth institutions in Rotterdam on a large scale, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday. The teenagers were used as "runners', delivering drugs from Rotterdam to various addresses in Belgium. Dozens of teenagers from Rotterdam-Zuid have been arrested in Belgium, NOS reports

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Sep 12 '17 14:50

Ali Kaynak wasin Amsterdam Nieuw-West on Monday night, the police confirmed to Het Parool. The 48-year-old Dutch-Turkish man was the owner of fast food chain Halaal Fried Chicken. He was gunned down in front of his own restaurant. Sources told the newspaper that an argument about Turkish politics may be behind the shooting. 

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Sep 12 '17 14:10

Non-existent supervision on police expenses from the police leadership and the Ministry of Security and Justice was one of the main factors that resulted in exorbitant spending by the National Police's Central Works Council (CWC), a committee led by Maarten Ruys concluded. For years the police leadership acted "insufficiently" against overruns on the CWC's budget, ANP reports.

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Sep 12 '17 12:48

A 48-year-old man who was around midnight on Monday, died of his injuries on Tuesday morning, the police confirmed. The police are looking for witnesses and anyone who took photos or recorded a video of the incident.

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Sep 12 '17 08:10

One person was injured in a shooting in Amsterdam Nieuw-West late on Monday night, the police confirmed on Twitter. The victim was rushed to the hospital. No arrests were made.

The shooting happened on Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan around midnight. Witnesses told local broadcaster AT5 that eight shots were fired. The police would not confirm this to the Telegraaf.

The extent of the victim's injuries is unclear. According to AT5, he was rushed to hospital in critical condition. 

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Sep 11 '17 14:30

The National Police leadership knew about the Central Works Council's excessive spending for years, but allowed it to happen, AD reported on Monday based on confidential documents the newspaper got hold of. 

Police
Sep 11 '17 13:50

The Nijmegen police had to make apologies after a noise complaint ended in officers telling off the wrong group of partiers, NOS reports.

The police received multiple complaints about loud music around the Waal on Saturday night. Officers were deployed to a party at Waalhalla, next to the Waal. They measured the noise level, and the music was not too loud. The party also had a permit, so the officers told attendees to keep it down and returned to the station.

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Sep 11 '17 13:10

The management of Groningen student association Vindicat denies all reports that its members destroyed the Sushi Mall restaurant in Groningen when a party with a few hundred students got out of hand last week. According to the management, there is "no damage", NU.nl reports.

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Sep 11 '17 09:44

Last year the Public Prosecutor decided to drop 20 percent of all completed criminal cases, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released. Ten years ago, 10 percent of criminal cases were dropped, ANP reports.

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Sep 11 '17 09:16

A body was found "under suspicious circumstances" in an apartment on Bolestein in Amsterdam-Zuid on Sunday afternoon, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. A suspect was arrested and the police are investigating what happened, according to ANP.

The police went to check the apartment after receiving a report that there was a deceased person in the home. 

On Sunday night, the police could not yet comment on the identity of the victim or his or her relationship with the suspect. 

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Sep 11 '17 09:03

A few hundred members of Groningen student association Vindicat vandalized, looted and harassed the staff of a sushi restaurant in the city last week, AD reports. 

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Sep 8 '17 15:30

A group of Amsterdam residents marched through the Kinkerbuurt on Thursday night to protest against the gentrification of Amsterdam West and the problems caused by tourism, Het Parool reports.

They carried banners and megaphones, shouting slogans like "Amsterdam, not for sale!" and "Who's city, our city!". The procession stopped at various locations, including at Jan Pieter Heijestraat, where there are plans to build a long-stay hotel with apartments, instead of housing.

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Sep 8 '17 14:10

The 16-year-old boy suspected of murdering 14-year-oldin June, will stay in custody for the next three months, the court ruled on Friday, NU.nl reports

The Public Prosecutor is . The next hearing will be on November 24th.

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