5G arson

A mobile forensics lab from the Amsterdam police
May 26 '20 13:30

Police were looking for witnesses on Tuesday who may have seen those responsible for setting a transmission mast on fire in Roosendaal. Firefighters were sent to the Hollewegje in the Noord-Brabant town for the suspected arson at about 1:07 a.m.

The damage was still being assessed Tuesday morning. It was at least the 29th time that a telecommunications mast was set alight since April. 

Transmission mast
May 25 '20 11:20

A transmission mast on Olieberg in Roermond was found burning during the early hours of Monday morning. The Limburg police suspect arson and call on witnesses to come forward.

The fire was discovered at around 1:00 a.m., according to 1Limburg. Police were at the scene throughout the night, performing technical investigation and searching the area with a sniffer dog. 

Transmission mast
May 22 '20 14:50

The police are looking for a specific dark-colored car in connection with a transmission mast on the A67 near Maasbree being set on fire on May 1st. "The police are asking the public to assist in the investigation for this car and to share information about the possible escape route," the police said on Friday.

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May 7 '20 17:50

While the coronavirus crisis makes a large-scale terrorist attack in the Netherlands less likely, the possibility of an attack is still "conceivable", the national coordinator for counterterrorism and security NCTV said on Thursday. The terrorism threat level in the Netherlands therefore remains at 3 out of 5.

Transmission mast
May 4 '20 07:28

Two transmissions masts in The Hague were found burning during the early hours of Monday morning. The fires at masts on Jaap Edenweg and Laan Van Poot were reported shortly after one another, local safety region Veiligheidsregio Haaglanden confirmed to NU.nl.

The police closed down the areas around both masts for investigation. The one on Jaap Edenweg is a C2000 mast, which is used for communication between emergency services. The extent of the damage is not yet clear.

On Friday night, a transmission mast on the A67 in Maasbree, Limburg was also set on fire. 

Two people seen filling a Jerry can 30 minutes before a telecom mast was set on fire in Dronten.
Apr 30 '20 19:42

Two men arrested separately this week in connection with setting a transmission mast on fire are brothers who have denied any involvement in the case, reported newspaper AD based on sources.

Transmission mast
Apr 30 '20 09:35

The police arrested a third suspect in connection with a series of fires on transmission masts throughout the Netherlands this month. There was another attempt to set fire to a mast on Wednesday night, this time in the Noord-Brabant village of Standaarbuiten.

Hague police officer
Apr 28 '20 09:21

Someone set fire to a transmission tower in Swifterbant, Flevoland on Monday night. Emergency services managed to quickly extinguish the fire and the damage to the tower remained limited. The police did a trace evidence investigation at the scene. No arrests were made, NU.nl reports.

Two people seen filling a Jerry can 30 minutes before a telecom mast was set on fire in Dronten.
Apr 25 '20 08:00

A second suspect was taken into custody on Friday as part of the investigation into a series of arsons targeting telecommunications transmitter masts across the Netherlands. Hours after the arrest was announced, another mast was set on fire in Waddinxveen, Zuid-Holland.

At least 19 masts have caught on fire in various locations over the past few weeks. Police believe arson to be the cause of most if not all of them.

Suspect wanted for setting a transmission mast on fire on Koningsweg in Groningen, 10 April 2020
Apr 24 '20 09:45

The police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion that he set a transmission mast on fire on Koningsweg in Groningen earlier this month. Tips from the public after surveillance camera footage of the arson was shared on Opsporing Verzocht, led investigators to the suspect, the police said.

Fire at a transmission tower on Sluiskade in Almere, 13 April 2020
Apr 22 '20 12:10

Since early April, a total of 16 transmission masts in the Netherlands were set on fire. On Tuesday evening, the police released new footage of suspected perpetrators.

During the early hours of April 18th, a transmission mast on the roof of Q-Park on Van Bleiswijkstraat in Amsterdam was set alight. Surveillance cameras caught two men forcing the gates of the Q-Park parking lot to get inside:

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Apr 17 '20 15:10

The police are investigating a fire at a transmission mast on Veldweg in Rijswijk. The aftermath of the fire was discovered on Thursday morning, but as the transmission mast is located in a quiet area, it is not clear when the fire was set. The police are hoping for witnesses, De Stentor reports.

Fire at a transmission tower on Sluiskade in Almere, 13 April 2020
Apr 15 '20 08:23

The perpetrator behind a fire at a transmission mast in Groningen on Friday, was caught on video. The video showing the an pouring liquid on the telecom tower and setting it alight was released on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday evening. Over the past two weeks, 13 transmission masts in the Netherlands were set on fire, the police revealed on the show.

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Apr 14 '20 07:57

Two telecom transmission masts were found burning in Almere overnight, one at Sportpark de Marken and one on Sluiskade. The fires were small and easy to extinguish, but the extent of the damage caused to the transmission masts is not yet clear, NOS reports.

Dutch police officer
Apr 13 '20 08:49

The police are investigating a fire at a transmission mast on Centaurusweg in Tilburg. The already burnt-out fire was discovered by a passerby on Saturday. "Because there have been more fires like this lately, we are doing forensic investigation," a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant. According to the broadcaster, seven transmission towers have been set on fire in the Netherlands over the past days.

The fire was relatively small and the police believe it went out by itself. The fire brigade did not have to be called in. The police can't say exactly when the fire was set. 

Fire department in Haaglanden
Apr 11 '20 13:40

Firefighters extinguished blazes at two radio masts in Oudenbosch, two more in Veldhoven, and another in Groningen which were likely separate arson attempts, police said. Authorities said they were working with the counterterrorism office NCTV in the investigations.

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