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Mail bombs detonated in Amsterdam and Kerkrade in February 2020
Feb 19 '20 08:12

The police shared more information about mail bombs sent to different businesses in the Netherlands since late last year on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday evening. Investigators hope that information from the public can help them find the perpetrator behind these explosive letters. 

Police at a meadow on Sint Anthoniekade in Westdorpe, where a woman's naked body was found on 22 June 2019
Jan 29 '20 11:50

The Public Prosecution Service offered a reward of 15 thousand euros for information that leads to the identity of a woman found shot dead in a meadow in Westdorpe last year. The woman's naked body was found on June 22nd, 2019.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Jan 17 '20 08:43

Two men were hurt in a shooting on Bas Jungeriusstraat​ in Rotterdam on Thursday evening. They were taken to hospital with serious injuries. The police are investigating what exactly happened.

The shooting happened at around 8:15 p.m. The two victims, 19 and 22 years old, were walking on the street when they were shot. Witnesses report hearing multiple gunshots and seeing multiple perpetrators, the police said in a statement. Shorty before the shooting, the victims were sitting in a car on Bas Jungeriusstraat. 

Dutch police officer
Jan 10 '20 15:10

 

A 10-year-old boy was attacked by a woman, for no apparent reason, as he was cycling on Acaciastraat in Haarlem on Thursday. The child had to be hospitalized to be treated for his injuries, the police said in a statement on Friday.

The boy and a friend were cycling on Acaciastraat at around 5:30 p.m. when the woman cycled in between them. She kicked the boy, causing him to fall, the police said. As the boy was lying on the ground, the woman kicked his head multiple times and then cycled away.

Dutch police officer
Dec 31 '19 10:30

An ABN Amro ATM on Zijdelwaardplein in Uithoorn was blown open with an explosive early on Tuesday morning. Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene on a dark colored scooter, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. Whether they managed to steal any cash, is not yet clear.

The ATM bombing happened at around 3:50 a.m. The police cordoned off the area and called in explosive experts from both the police and the Ministry of Defense to investigate whether any explosives were left behind.

collegas-op-straat
Dec 26 '19 10:00

A man who wanted to buy illegal fireworks in Blerick was robbed of 1,900 euros on Christmas Day. When he tried to buy the fireworks, the seller threatened him with a knife, took his money, and disappeared without a trace, the police said in a statement.

The incident happened at around noon on Wednesday. The 34-year-old man from Veldhoven drove to Blerick to buy the fireworks. The seller met him at the agreed upon place on Gosewijnstraat, got into the car with the victim, threatened him and robbed him. The suspect fled on foot.

Police
Dec 26 '19 07:20

The victim of a fatal stabbing in Hengelo early on Christmas morning is 27-year-old Chantal de Vries from Almelo, multiple sources told AD. She worked at Grand Cafe De Twee Wezen in Hengelo.

At this stage nothing is yet known about the motive for and circumstances around the fatal stabbing. The police are investigating multiple possible scenarios.

Netherlands police uniform
Dec 17 '19 14:20

Police were searching for two suspects involved in the fatal stabbing of a man at a shopping center in Hoofddorp on Monday night. The two men were seen running away after the victim was stabbed, one wearing a black helmet and dark clothing, the other wearing large glasses and a black Northface jacket with a hood, police said.

"The man stood with his wife around 8:50 pm withdrawing money, and was robbed by two men," police said. "A struggle arose in which the man was stabbed, and he was mortally wounded. The man, a 64-year-old resident of Hoofddorp, died at the scene."

Firework bomb thrown under a police van in Duindorp, The Hague, 3 December 2019
Dec 13 '19 09:34

The police released a video of an incident in the Duindorp neighborhood of The Hague on December 3rd. Someone in a group of young people threw a firework bomb under a police van, which was in the area due to unrest after the annual New Year's bonfire was canceled. The police are looking for the perpetrators.

The blast severely damaged the police van. Fortunately, none of the seven police officers inside were injured, though some did report issues with their ears afterwards. 

Man wanted for knocking a train conductor unconscious at Breda station, 28 Sept 2019
Nov 12 '19 08:46

A 63-year-old train conductor was attacked from behind by a man traveling without a ticket in Breda late in September. The man hit her so hard on the back of the head that she immediately lost consciousness. The police are asking for the public's aid in identifying the suspect.

The conductor checked the man's ticket on the international train from Brussels to Amsterdam on September 28th. She found that he did not have a valid ticket. She took his ticket and told him to buy a new one in Breda. The man behaved aggressively towards the conductor and she left the coupe. 

Silver BMW following a black Range Rover from Mertensstraat in shortly before firing an AK47 at it on Berlagestraat, Rotterdam, 10 Sept 2019
Oct 2 '19 12:20

The police released video footage of two attempts to assassinate two people in a Range Rover in Rotterdam on September 10th. The perpetrators fired an automatic weapon, an AK47, at their targets first on Berlagestraat and then as their targets fled into the Alexandrium Shopping Center. As the streets and shopping center were pretty crowded when the shooting happened at 9:30 a.m. that morning, it is a miracle that no one got hurt, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht.

Police at the scene of a shooting on Nieuwe Binnenweg in Rotterdam, 29 Sept 2019
Oct 1 '19 08:39

Three men were arrested in connection with a shooting at a coffee bar on Nieuwe Binnenweg in Rotterdam on Sunday night, including the man who was injured in the shooting. Investigators are looking for witnesses and anyone who may have camera footage or photos of the incident.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Sep 30 '19 07:30

A 26-year-old man from Rotterdam was seriously hurt in a shooting at a cafe in the center of the city on Sunday night. The victim was rushed to hospital, the police said. Around 10 shots were fired with an automatic firearm, bystanders told broadcaster NOS.

The shooting happened at around 9:30 p.m. at coffee bar Roffa Coffee on Nieuwe Binnenweg. The street was pretty crowded at the time. Witnesses reported seeing a car with Belgian license plates leave the scene after the shooting. 

Netherlands police uniform
Sep 3 '19 07:22

The police are looking for a man who kicked a dog to death for no apparent reason in Tiel on Monday evening. The owner was walking the dog when they were approached by the man. He immediately started kicking and beating the dog, RTL Nieuws reports.

The attack happened in a parking lot in the Passewaaij district. According to Omroep Gelderland, the suspect is 1.95 meters tall and was wearing a balaclava with red holes.

Police officer being treated by a paramedic
Sep 2 '19 08:08

Four police officers were injured in Rotterdam while making arrests in the city over the weekend. One officer broke his arm and two others sustained bruises and abrasions during an arrest on Saturday. The fourth was knocked out by a man in a wedding procession on Friday.

Halil Erol
Aug 28 '19 11:50

A 44-year-old woman from Meppel was arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of involvement in the murder of 34-year-old Halil Erol from Steenwijk in 2010, the police said in a statement. Erol disappeared in February 2010. Parts of his body were found later that year and in 2013. The man's head and hands have still not be found.

Dutch police officer
Aug 26 '19 12:30

Three women were attacked in the vicinity of Wageningen University over the past week and a half, the police said in a statement on Sunday. The police are investigating whether the cases are connected.

The latest attack happened between 11:30 p.m. and midnight on Saturday. A 22-year-old student was cycling between Marijkeweg and Haarweg when she was attacked by three men who wanted to steal her bag. The men jumped from behind some bushes and threatened her with a weapon. She managed to get away with her bag and a number of minor injuries, the police said.

Rottweiler
Aug 13 '19 11:40

The police are looking for a young woman whose rottweiler bit three young children in Nieuwegein on Sunday afternoon. After the incident, the woman leashed her dog and ran away, without leaving her details.

Police dog
Aug 13 '19 10:50

Police say a 17-year-old was shot early Tuesday morning in Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant. Few details were revealed about the incident, which took place shortly after 1:15 a.m.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the leg when he was on the Prinses Irenestraat, police said. He was transported to an area hospital. His condition was not released.

The gun used in the incident was not found. A police dog was being used to find the weapon and any spent shell casings.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Aug 13 '19 07:26

A pram was hit by a car in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. The child inside was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. The driver involved left the scene of the accident and the police are looking for them.

The accident happened at around 2:50 p.m. on the corner of Jan van Galenstraat and Jan Tooropstraat. The pram was hit by a silver-gray Volkswagen, according to the police. Police officers searched the area after the hit-and-run, but found no trace of the driver.

gele-politiejas
Aug 12 '19 08:55

A man was injured in a shooting on Dickenslaan in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Saturday night. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. No arrests have been made. The police are looking for witnesses.

The shooting happened at around 10:30 p.m. Responding officers found the injured victim on the sidewalk. Paramedics treated him at the scene before transporting him to hospital. The man was conscious and able to communicate with aid workers, but the severity of his injuries is unknown.

Police guard in a detention center
Aug 7 '19 08:40

A 25-year-old man from Eindhoven was arrested on suspicion of raping a 23-year-old French woman in Eindhoven and a 15-year-old girl in Valkenswaard over the past week. He is also suspected of attempting to rape a third victim, who managed to get away from him, the police said in a statement.

Dutch police car
Aug 7 '19 07:33

A pregnant woman was assaulted at the kiss-and-ride of music festival Vunzige Deuntjes in Amstelveen on Saturday, July 20th. The police are looking for witnesses.

At around 5:15 p.m., the woman dropped someone off at the kiss-and-ride of the festival in the Amsterdamse Bos. When she drove back, a group of around eight young men were on the road ahead of her. A number of them did not get out of the road and one of them was bumped by the car.

Dutch police officer
Aug 6 '19 15:10

A 61-year-old man from Uden was stabbed and assaulted by three young men while he was waiting for an online date in Tilburg on Monday night, the police said in a statement on Tuesday. The police are looking for the perpetrators.

The man was waiting in his car on Alpenlaan at around 10:00 p.m. when the car door opened. One young man stabbed the man in the side and cut his cheek. They took his car keys and walked away.

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