A Rabobank employee was arrested in connection with a failed robbery in Zundert last week. The police believe the bank employee tipped robbers when clients left the bank with large amounts of money, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.
The police made a breakthrough in the case surrounding the kidnapping of Gino Heeren and Rien de Koning from a car dealership in Breda on December 29th last year. Three new suspects were arrested on Tuesday. The 38-year-old man from Oosterhout, 39-year-old man from Breda and 27-year-old woman from Enschede are officially suspected of involvement in the kidnappings, AD reports.
The police arrested a 50 year old man from Chaam on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the kidnapping of Rien de Koning and Gino Heeren in Breda end December. The suspect's house was searched and the police believe that more arrests will follow.
The police are "seriously considering" the scenario that the kidnapping of 18 year old Gino Heeren and 42 Rien de Koning in Breda last week was in retaliation of a "rip deal" - a criminal transaction in which one party robs the other - involving cannabis, police chief Hans Vissr of the Zeeland-West-Brabant union said during the presentation of their annual figures
The men who kidnapped Gino Heeren and Rien de Koning from a car dealership last week, demanded 90 thousand euros in ransom from their family
Jef Mathijssen was overjoyed when he got a call from his kidnapped stepson 42 year old Rien de Koning around 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning, telling him that he and 18 year old Gino Heeren are okay. "I can not explain how i'm feeling right now, so much stress left us." he said to Omroep Brabant.
Gino Heeren and Rien de Koning, the two men kidnapped in Breda earlier this week, are alive and well and reunited with their family. They were found unharmed in the outskirts of Ulicoten on Thursday night after they managed to escape their captors and alert the neighbors.
There is still no trace of 18 year old Gino Heeren and 42 year old Rien de Koning, who were kidnapped from a car dealership in Breda on Tuesday. The police are investigating dozens of tips.
Two men were kidnapped from car dealership Rene de Koning Auto's on Aardenhoek in Breda at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday by four men who may have been posing as police officers. One of the kidnappers wore a short, black jacket with a police logo on the back and the men were taken away in a blue Volkswagen Transporter van with a flashing light on the roof.