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May 23 '18 14:40

The police are investigating a report of a man tying a 12-year-old girl to a tree in the Gelderland town of Emst on Monday night, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The incident happened near the playing field on Dominee van Rijnstraat in Emst. The girl managed to free herself and call her mother. 

The police would like to talk to anyone who saw anything strange, or have surveillance camera footage of the area, between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

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May 21 '18 09:20

A man was seriously injured in a shooting on Stromarkt in the center of Amsterdam on Saturday night. The victim has not yet been identified, AT5 reports.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. A man in a black hooded jacket and jeans opened fire on the victim. Witnesses told the Amsterdam broadcaster that the victim was hit in the head, after which the perpetrator calmly walked away in the direction of Nieuwendijk.

The victim was rushed to the hospital. The police combed the area for the perpetrator, also deploying a helicopter, but it was to no avail.

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May 11 '18 11:40

A woman was attacked by a man in Wolfsweide park in Rijen on Wednesday night. The police are looking for witnesses of this "serious sex crime", the police said in a statement.

What happened, was not revealed. 

Investigators would like to talk to anyone who noticed anything strange in or around the park between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. People who were in the park are explicitly asked to contact the police.

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May 10 '18 16:10

An intruder broke into a home on Maliesingel in Utrecht on Wednesday night. He assaulted the resident and left him tied up while he searched the home for valuables. The police are looking for witnesses.

According to the police, the man came into the house through a window around 11:00 p.m. The resident was assaulted and tied up. The perpetrator searched through the home and eventually left around 00:30 a.m., taking cash and other items with him.

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Apr 30 '18 12:00

A motorist deliberately bumped into another motorist at high speed multiple times on the A27 highway between Geertruidenberg and Werkendam on Saturday afternoon. No one was hurt. The police are looking for witnesses.

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Aagje Dekenstraat in Schijndel, 25 April 2018
Apr 26 '18 07:20

A man was killed in a shooting on Aagje Dekenstraat in the Noord-Brabant town of Schijndel on Wednesday evening. The police are investigating exactly what happened. So far no arrests were made.

The police responded to the scene around 7:15 p.m. The critically injured man was found lying near a car. First responders tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died on the spot.

Local residents told Omroep Brabant that multiple shots were fired. The shooting happened in the residential neighborhood while many kids were still playing outside. 

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Apr 25 '18 07:51

Three police officers were attacked by a group of at least 20 people in Geldrop on Tuesday afternoon. They felt so threatened that the pulled their firearms to keep the mob at a distance. Four people were arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

The three cops were writing a ticket on Bogardeind around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. The man who was getting the fine got into an argument with the police. When they tried to arrest him, the man's friends stormed out of nearby hotel restaurant De Brabantse Boerin, where they were gathered.

Apr 11 '18 17:00

A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a train from Emmen to Coevorden on February 5th. The police released photos of the suspect in the hopes that information from the public can help track him down, AD reports.

The train departed from Emmen at 5:38 p.m. on Monday, February 5th. The girl was sitting in a compartment with several other people when a man came to sit next to her. He tried to kiss her and groped at her, also grabbing her crotch.

Apr 10 '18 15:50

A short video surfaced that shows a shooting in a sisha lounge in The Hague on Sunday in which a 17-year-old boy was killed. The video was filmed by another visitor to the sisha lounge, RTL Nieuws reports.

The boy got into a fight with other visitors to the sisha lounge on Laan van Meerdervoort during the early hours of Sunday morning, according to the police. Shots were fired and the teenager was hit. He was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries on Monday.

The police are investigating what happened and call on witnesses to come forward.

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Apr 9 '18 11:20

Stephan Wijlaars, the 32-year-old captain of PSV's amateur football team, was found unconscious and severely injured on Hoogstraat in Eindhoven during the early hours of Sunday morning. What happened to him is still a mystery for the police and his family, Omroep Brabant reports.

Wijlaars was extensively treated by first responders at the scene, before being rushed to the trauma center in Tilburg with a serious brain injury. 

Police at an apartment building on Stationstraat in Schiedam where the body of a newborn baby was found on a second floor balcony, 7 April 2018
Apr 9 '18 08:20

The body of a newborn baby was found on the balcony of a flat on Stationstraat in Schiedam on Saturday afternoon. The Rotterdam police are urgently looking for the parents of the child. "We are particularly concerned about the mother, who may need medical or psychological care", the lead investigator said in a statement on the police website.

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Apr 4 '18 07:51

The police are searching for 33-year-old Karel Haan from the province of Groningen, who went missing on Monday night.

The Groningen man has no fixed place of residents. He is originally from Oude Pekela, but in the days before his disappearance he had been staying Odoornerveen in Drenthe. He had an appointment in Hoogeveen on Monday night, but never made it that far. Haan's mother reported him missing around midnight. 

Shurandy S., gunman in the murder of Reduan Bakkali on TT. Melissaweg in Amsterdam, 29 March 2018
Apr 3 '18 10:50

The police released screenshots from showing the gunman responsible for the murder of in Amsterdam on Thursday morning.

Henk Baum shot dead in his car on Rijksweg in Schaijk, 22 March 2018
Mar 23 '18 07:31

A man with a criminal record was shot and killed in the Noord-Brabant town of Schaijk on Thursday afternoon. Two boys on bicycles found the critically injured man in his car on Rijksweg around 3:00 p.m., he was shot shortly before that, the police said in a statement. Omroep Brabant identifies the victim as 51-year-old Henk Baum from Nistelrode. He died at the scene. 

Orlando Boldewijn
Mar 7 '18 14:40

The police released footage showing 17-year-old buying a sandwich in The Hague just hours before his death on February 18th. By releasing these images showing exactly what the Rotterdam teen looked like on that day, the police hope that someone will remember seeing him and provide more information about his final hours.

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Mar 2 '18 17:10

Angela Blakenburg was assaulted and left in the freezing cold while delivering newspapers in her home town of Hulst, Zeeland on Thursday morning. The perpetrator beat her hard on the head from behind and left her unconscious on the street, without even stealing anything, the 47-year-old woman said to newspaper AD.

Orlando Boldewijn was found dead in the Böttgerwater in The Hague on 26 Feb 2018
Mar 2 '18 08:36

Family and friends launched a fundraising campaign to pay for the funeral of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam, who was found dead in The Hague on Monday after being missing for over a week. The fundraiser reached its goal - 33 thousand euros - in just one day.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Feb 27 '18 07:53

A 14-year-old girl was assaulted on the street in Emmeloord last week after she refused to take off her headscarf. The police are looking for the perpetrators - two teenage boys - and call on witnesses to come forward.

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Feb 19 '18 16:30

The police are looking for two gunmen involved in a home invasion on IJplein in Amsterdam during which shots were fired on Monday morning. No one was injured in the shooting, the police said in a statement.

Two men forced their way into a home on IJplein around 9:25 a.m. on Monday. They fled with an amount of money. The victim chased after the robbers, who fired multiple shots at the victim. 

Ali Kaynak
Feb 14 '18 13:20

The police released surveillance camera footage of the evening restaurant owner was murdered outside his Amsterdam restaurant in September on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. The video shows Kaynak having a meeting in his restaurant, going outside and then being gunned down by two men.

Police officer looking for witnesses
Feb 13 '18 08:50

A man kicked a 2-year-old boy onto the road at the Aldi supermarket on Molehoekpassage in Rosmalen on Monday morning. The police are looking for the man and call on witnesses to come forward.

The incident happened around 9:00 a.m. The mother and child were waiting to cross the street to the supermarket's parking lot. A man, who had just parked his bicycle at the supermarket, kicked the child in the back for no apparent reason. The child fell into the street and the man cycled away.

Jip Jurg
Feb 7 '18 09:47

A disagreement about a glass started a fight that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Jip Jurg from Rotterdam, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. Jurg was on January 28th. He died of internal injuries.

Jip Jurg
Feb 1 '18 15:40

The police arrested a 27-year-old man from Schiedam in connection with the death of Jip Jurg from Rotterdam. The 32-year-old man got into a fight during the early hours of Saturday morning and was found dead in his home on Sunday. Autopsy revealed that he died of internal injury, the police said in a statement.

Jip's father called emergency services on Sunday after finding his son unconscious. When first responders arrived at the scene, he was already dead. The police launched an investigation to find out what Jip's last hours looked like.

Flowers and messages left at a community center in Amsterdam's Oostelijke Eilanden where 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi was killed on 26 January 2018
Jan 31 '18 11:00

The police have "good hope" that the getaway car used in a shooting at a community center in Amsterdam on Friday, will provide trace evidence that can lead to the perpetrators, the police said on Opsoring Verzocht on Tuesday. 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi, an intern at the community center on Grote Wittenburgerstraat, was killed in the shooting.

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