Criminal Iliass K. ordered a group of criminals from within his prison cell to commit an attack on the editorial office of De Telegraaf in Amsterdam last year. He did this with the help of phones smuggled into the prison, De Telegraaf writes based on confidential documents from an investigation file around what seems to be a kind of employment agency for organized crime that the police busted in April
The Amsterdam police arrested suspects at various locations on Monday morning in the ongoing investigation into an attack on the building housing newspaper De Telegraaf in June last year. More details will be released during the course of the day, the police said on Twitter.
One of the men arrested in connection with the murder of Reduan B., brother to Nabil B. - a key witness in a number of Utrecht and Amsterdam assassination cases, is a member of te Caloh Wagoh Main Triad motorcycle club. The suspect arrested for firing a rocket launcher at the building housing Panorama and Nieuwe Revu in Amsterdam last week, is also a member of this club, a source told the Telegraaf.
The police managed to track the routes taken by both vehicles used in an attack on De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam early on Tuesday morning. Both the white Volkswagen Caddy used to crash into the building, and the black Audi A5 RS used as a getaway car were stolen and had fake license plates put on them, the police said in a statement.
The police believe they found the getaway car used in an attack on De Telegraaf building on Basisweg in Amsterdam. The car was found burning in a parking lot on Noordkaperweg in Amsterdam Noord early on Wednesday morning.
According to the police, a loud bang was heard from the parking lot, located close to the 'Volendam-Hengelo' onramp to the A10 highway, around 4:00 a.m. When the police went to investigate, they found a burning Audi. "The detectives assume that the perpetrators fled in this car yesterday", the police said in a statement.
De Telegraaf released surveillance camera footage of a van crashing into the newspaper's building on Basisweg in Amsterdam around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
The video shows a white Volkswagen Caddy carefully driving between concrete flower boxes and crashing into the door. The van reverses, and crashes into the building again. A man gets out, open the van's back doors and throws something into the van, which causes the van to catch fire, before running off.
"A slap in the face of the free press and the Dutch democracy", Prime Minister Mark Rutte said about an incident in which a car crashed into the building of newspaper De Telegraaf on Basisweg in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. He called it a "targeted action" on Twitter.
"Much is still unclear, but we are alert and vigilant and the police are doing everything in their power to catch the perpetrator(s)", Rutte said.
A van crashed through the front door of the building that houses newspaper De Telegraaf on Basisweg in Amsterdam around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The vehicle went up in flames, causing a large amount of damage to the building, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. No one was injured.
"The flames came up to 14 meters high out of the van, badly damaging the building. A window in the facade was destroyed by the vehicle, the rest were blown out by the heat of the fire", the police spokesperson said. Firefighters managed to get the fire under control quickly.
The arrest of a gang of graffiti taggers at a subway station in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, was aired on television program De Meldkamer on Sunday night. A total of five vandals were arrested. One had to go to hospital, because he received a 750 volt electric shock while fleeing over the subway tracks before the police turned off the power, AT5 reports.