call for witnesses

Anja Schaap
Jun 19 '19 09:27

The police released the last known surveillance camera footage of Anja Schaap on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old woman disappeared in Katwijk on May 29th. Her handbag was found two days later, but it is still not clear what happened to her. The police hope that the footage will prompt more witnesses to come forward.

Undated booking photos of Hicham Mimouni, suspected in a May 21 shooting in Rotterdam
Jun 12 '19 16:20

Police in Rotterdam issued a public alert on Tuesday night for any information about Hicham Mimouni, suspected of involvement in an apparent assassination attempt in the Zuid-Holland city. The shooting took place just before 9 p.m. on May 21, and left a 31-year-old in critical condition.

collegas-op-straat
May 30 '19 15:50

A woman was nearly abducted in the Noord-Brabant town of Vlijmen on Monday, May 6th. A man pulled her from her bicycle and tried to push her into a car, but she managed to get away. The police are looking for witnesses or anyone with information that may aid in this investigation.

The attempted abduction happened at round 10:35 p.m. The woman was cycling over Heidjijk in Vlijmen and onto Moerputtenweg, on her way to work in Den Bosch. There was little to no traffic at that time. She heard a car approaching from behind her, and was overtaken at high speed a moment later. 

Car fire on Da Costakade in Gouda, 20 May 2019
May 24 '19 08:56

A car went up in flames on Plaswijckweg in Gouda during the early hours of Friday morning. The Citroen was destroyed by the fire. This is the 19th car fire in the city since May 3rd.

The fire brigade responded to the scene at around 1:45 a.m., according to newspaper AD. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, but the car could not be saved.

In the past month, a total of 19 cars went up in flames in various areas across Gouda. The police suspect arson in every one of these fires.

Erxinio Luntungan
May 23 '19 08:49

The police are looking for 20-year-old Erxinio Luntungan in connection with a fatal shooting in an Amsterdam parking garage over the weekend. The police believe Luntungan was the one who fired the gunshots that killed Orpheo Gefferie, a 25-year-old father from Almere, in a parking garage on Amstelstraat on Saturday morning.

Man wanted in connection with fatal stabbing on Jaagpad in Groningen on 14 May 2019
May 20 '19 09:07

The police released a composite sketch of a man they would like to talk to in connection with a fatal stabbing on Jaagpad in Groningen last week Tuesday. A 27-year-old man died in the stabbing. How the man in the sketch was involved in the stabbing, is not yet clear, the police said in a statement.

The stabbing happened at around 7:15 p.m. A short time later, witnesses saw a man near the crime scene walking towards Ringweg. He was dressed in dark clothing and a cap. Witnesses describe him as being between 20 and 30 years old and between 1.7 and 1.8 meters tall.

Dutch police officer
May 10 '19 11:29

A German man was abducted in the Gelderland village of Nijbroek last week Friday, the police said in a statement on Thursday night. He was released again unharmed a time later. The police are looking for the abductors and call on people with information to come forward.

56-year-old woman found murdered on Galgenpad in the Scheveningen woods, 4 May 2019
May 8 '19 13:30

The police are looking for witnesses or anyone who has information on the murder of a 56-year-old woman in the Scheveningen woods. The woman's body was found on Galgenpad at 3:38 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th.

Firefighting_in_Russia_in_December_2010
May 2 '19 08:29

The city of Oss is being plagued by car fires. A Renault Clio going up in flames on Tollenstraat early on Wednesday morning, marked the 19th car fire of the year in the city. The police are baffled, the Telegraaf reports.

The police have been investigating the car fires in Oss for months. "This year we have had 19 car fires in the city of Oss. In most cases we assume arson, although that could not be established with every fire", the police said.

collegas-op-straat
May 1 '19 09:00

Enschede shooting injures one; Suspect evaded arrest

One person was shot and injured after a suspect opened fire in the center of Enschede, Overijssel. The victim was shot in the leg, police said. His injuries were not life threatening.

An area resident told regional news outlet Tubantia that they could clearly hear two shots fired. The offender fled the area after the shooting.

The incident happened at about 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday along the Hoge Bothofstraat. First responders on the ground were joined by a police helicopter in the air.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Apr 30 '19 08:01

A 79-year-old woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Breda on Sunday night. She was hit by a car as she crossed the street. The motorist left the scene of the accident. The police are looking for the perpetrator, and given the severity of the victim's injuries, decided to release surveillance camera footage of the accident.

Explosion at a hotel on Lagedijk in Zaandijk, 24 April 2019
Apr 24 '19 10:10

There was an explosion in a hotel on Lagedijk in Zaandijk during the early hours of Wednesday morning. No one was injured. The police suspect that this was a targeted action.

At around 2:25 a.m. someone put something down at the hotel, which then exploded, the police said in a statement. The person was dressed in black and fled on a scooter with no license plates after the blast.

Guests of the hotel were evacuated and given accommodation elsewhere in the area. 

Fire damaged a building on Hilledijk in Rotterdam, 13 April 2019
Apr 16 '19 14:20

The police launched a large-scale investigation into a fire in a building on Hilledijk in Rotterdam on Saturday afternoon. A 27-year-old man from Rotterdam was killed in the fire. Investigators believe that arson was involved, the police said in a statement.

The fire broke out on the first floor of the building at around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. A resident of the second floor tried to escape the flames by climbing out the window. He fell. The man was critically injured by the fire and his fall. Emergency workers tried to save him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Apr 16 '19 07:29

An 18-year-old woman was dragged from her bicycle and raped by an as yet unidentified man on Kasteellaan in Heusden during the early hours of Monday morning. The police searched for the perpetrators for hours, but so far no arrests were made. The young woman's mother was the one who found her daughter after the attack, various sources told AD.

According to the police, the girl went out with friends in the center of Asten on Sunday night. She cycled home at around 1:00 a.m. At Kasteellaan, she was pulled from her bike, dragged into the bushes and raped, the police said.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Apr 1 '19 08:52

A 17-year-old boy was injured in a stabbing incident on Johan van Hasseltweg in Amsteram Noord on Sunday. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

The boy was stabbed multiple times in the back, according to NU.nl. A police spokesperson told the newspaper that no arrests have been made. The police are looking for witnesses.

The stabbing happened during a fight near bus stop 112, according to the newspaper. Around 20 or 30 people were involved in the brawl. 

Dutch police car
Mar 29 '19 10:10

Multiple people opened fire on a group of people from a car in Weert on Thursday afternoon. The gunmen fled the scene in the car. No one was hurt, the Telegraaf reports.

The shooting happened at around 5:50 p.m. on Sint Jozefslaan. 

The police are looking for witnesses. 

Police at the scene of a mass shooting on 24 Oktoberplein in Utrecht, 18 March 2019
Mar 27 '19 08:41

So far the police received 850 tips regarding a mass shooting in Utrecht last week Monday, a police spokesperson said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. Due to the high number of tips, the police have not yet been able to make personal contact with every caller, but they will, the spokesperson said.

24 Oktoberplein shooting in Utrecht
Mar 20 '19 07:28

A new suspect was arrested in connection with a shooting on a tram on Utrecht on Monday, in which three people were killed and three seriously hurt, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement. The 40-year-old man from Utrecht was arrested at his home at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Patrick van Dillenburg
Feb 27 '19 12:50

The Amsterdam police arrested a 49-year-old man from Nederhemert on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the disappearance of Patrick van Dillenburg in Amsterdam in 2002, the police said in a statement.

Ambulance
Feb 27 '19 07:52

A boy was stabbed in the Nelson Mandela park in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Tuesday afternoon. He was rushed to hospital with unknown injuries.

The stabbing happened around 4:00 p.m., according to NOS. The police can not yet say anything about the motive of the stabbing. The extent of the victim's injuries is also unknown.

The police are looking for a man with dark skin who was wearing a black jacket, gray pants and a cap. 

Forensic investigator at an apartment on Lisztgaarde in Oss where a man was found killed, 23 Feb 2019
Feb 25 '19 07:40

A 63-year-old man was found dead in his apartment on Lisztgaarde in Oss on Saturday evening. He was killed in a crime, the police said in a statement.

Family members visited the man's apartment, where he lived alone, after they were unable to get hold of him. They called the police at around 8:00 p.m. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene, but there was nothing they could do for the man. He was declared dead at the scene. "The discovered situation in the home showed that the man fell victim to a crime", the police said. His exact cause of death is being investigated.

Dutch police officer and car seen from above
Feb 20 '19 16:40

Multiple shots were fired at a restaurant on Slotermeerlaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the shooting. The police are looking for witnesses.

The police received a report of gun shots at around 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday. At the scene responding officers found three bullet holes at the back of the building, on Cornelis van Vollenhovenstraat. Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored scooter drive away from the scene after the shooting.

Silfano Junior M.
Feb 20 '19 09:09

The police released the identity and photo of the suspect in the murder of rap artist Feis in Rotterdam on New Year's morning. The suspect is 25-year-old Silfano Junior M., nickname 'Fano'. He was identified based on tips and extensive investigation, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Feb 20 '19 08:44

A suspect wanted for shooting and killing a man in an Amsterdam restaurant in July last year, is also suspected of a murder in Budapest in September and a murder in Belgrade last month, the police said in Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. According to the police, 38-year-old Caba D. is a contract killer with Hungarian and Serbian nationality.

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