Amsterdam in 2014 saw a significant drop in muggings, pickpocketing and robberies but an increase in underworld-related assassinations and violent deaths, reveal figures released on Monday by the municipality.
The police have released more information regarding the gang war murder of Mario Magan Tier. The 45 year old Tier was shot close to his car just after midnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning on Bertelmanstraat in Amsterdam South. He died of his injuries on the scene.
The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.
The Turkish police have arrested 6 suspects in connection with the assassination of the Dutch-Turkish Ali Akgun, CNN Turkey reports According to CNN, a weapon was also confiscated during raids. It is not yet clear whether this is the murder weapon.
Several suspects were arrested in Turkey today in connection with the murder of Vedat S. S. was shot and killed in Istanbul on December 24th of last year.
There were 137 murders in the Netherlands in 2014. This is the lowest number since 1992, Elsevier reports.
The Netherlands is not at “war” with Islamist extremists, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday. He disagrees with PVV leader Geert Wilders assertion that the entire Muslim world has declared war on the west, he said during television show Buitenhof.
The woman who was shot and killed in Amstelveen yesterday, has been identified as Luana Luz Xavier (34), the girlfriend of the Amsterdam criminal Najib "Ziggy" H. In the criminal world she is accused of luring a target to a (failed) assassination attempt for her boyfriend H.
Residents in a neighborhood of Zwolle were shocked to hear around fifteen shots fired in the street Wednesday morning. An unknown gunman fired on a 48-year old man sitting in his car. The man was brought to hospital where he died from his wounds, the NOS reports.
The court in Amsterdam will be the scene of a new preparatory session in the case of the shooting in the city's Staatsliedenbuurt on the 29th of December 2012, in which two men were killed. The suspects in the hearing are 34-year-old Anouar B. and 26-year-old Adil A., Elsevier reports.
The notorious criminal Gwenette Martha, who was assassinated on Thursday, asked the police for protection half a year ago. The police refused, however, Martha's lawyer Nico Meijering says, the Telegraaf reports.
One of the suspects in the case of the murder of Curaçao politician Helmin Wiels received 60,000 Antillian guilders (around €23,000) the day after the murder. He got this money from L.F., nicknamed 'Pretu', who committed suicide in a Curaçao police cell last year, where he was incarcerated in connection with the murder of Wiels on the 5th of May, 2013, the ANP reports.
A 44-year old businessman from Amsterdam has been arrested for trying to organize a double assassination, according to the Financieel Dagblad (FD).
During Tuesday night's "Opsporing Verzocht" police highlighted several cases, among which a home robbery, distraction burglaries, the death of an elderly due to a burglary, and an assassination.
Police are still looking for clues to solving the murder of psych clinic manager, Rob Zweekhorst, on new year's day in Amsterdam. Divers have searched two trenches in Berkel en Rodenrijs for items that may be connected to the murder.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features coffee shops suing Amsterdam, Fokker starting layoffs next month, the "Mars One" reality show, HEMA expanding to Spain and UK, a malware infection through Yahoo!, and a brazen street shooting in Amsterdam leaving one dead on the scene, in turn causing the Amsterdam Nieuw West district to work on initiatives to prevent kids from becoming "killing machines."
Reacting to the news of a conspicuous street assassination in his neighborhood, Amsterdam Nieuw-West President Achmed Baâdoud is working with the council there on initiatives to prevent kids from becoming "killing machines."
The man who was shot dead Saturday night on the Slauerhoff street in Amsterdam, is a 39-year-old native. He was assassinated.
The manager of a psychiatric clinic was shot and killed on the first day of the new year in his hometown, Berkel en Rodenrijs, in Zuid Holland just north of Rotterdam.
Police arrested a 19-year-old suspect, Monday, in Amsterdam-Zuid in the investigation into the assassination of the 34-year-old Dalibor Spasic from Serbia, announced the police on Tuesday.