call for witnesses

Rodechelies Celedonio Santo
Sep 20 '18 07:31

The police team investigating the disappearance of 12-year-old Rodechelies Celedonio Santo in Amsterdam, is taking into account that the girl is being kept hidden by someone. Hiding a child is a punishable offense, the police said in a statement.

Rodechelies was l in Bijlmer on Thursday morning, September 13th. Since then there's been no trace of her. Her parents are very worried.

Errol Janssen, wanted for the murder of Karel Pronk in Delft on 7 August 2018
Sep 5 '18 10:00

The police believe that Hells Angels member Errol Janssen was the man who shot and killed criminal Karel Pronk in Delft last month. The police are looking for him and released his photo to the public on Tuesday to aid in this search.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Aug 31 '18 07:55

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck on 18 Septemberplein in the center of Eindhoven on Thursday afternoon. He was taken to hospital, seriously hurt. Part of the square was temporarily closed for police investigation, NU.nl reports.

The police are looking for the perpetrator. As the victim was not yet able to talk to the police, the circumstances that led up to the stabbing remain unclear.

Police
Aug 17 '18 08:13

The police found a scooter which they believe was used as a getaway vehicle in an explosion at a restaurant on  Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The scooter was stolen in April and stolen license plates were put on it, the Telegraaf reports.

Crime scene tape
Aug 15 '18 09:35

An explosive went off in front of the Marovaan restaurant on Johan Huizingalaan at around 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday morning. No one was injured, the police said. This is the third explosive on an Amsterdam street in two days, and the third incident on Johan Huizingalaan in four days.

According to the police, the explosion damaged a bus shelter and the front door of the building. "We are urgently looking for witnesses", the police said on Twitter.

collegas-op-straat
Aug 7 '18 07:44

A boy was stabbed during a large fight between young people in the center of Eindhoven on Tuesday evening. He was found wounded at Eindhoven station a short time after the fight and was taken to hospital, the police said on Twitter.

The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance, escorted by police cars, according to Omroep Brabant. A trauma helicopter was also deployed, but was unnecessary. At this stage nothing is known about the severity of his injuries. His age was also not revealed. 

Aug 1 '18 15:10

The police are looking for witnesses to a serious sex crime that happened in the vicinity of Hertzorgstraat and Heemstraat between midnight and 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. A 33-year-old woman was forced into a van, held captive and sexually assaulted.

At around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday the police received a report of a woman walking on Ostadestraat and asking bystanders for help. Officers found the woman on the street. She told them that she had been the victim of a sex crime committed by two men.

Crime scene tape
Jul 23 '18 08:11

A young woman was attacked and raped in front of her home on Herman Bavinckstraat in Rotterdam on Saturday morning. She was rushed to hospital, where she underwent surgery and is currently still in intensive care. So far the police were unable to extensively talk to her. The police are looking for a dark-skinned man of around 20. He was wearing a dark colored hoodie and cycling on a dark colored bicycle.

Police
Jul 17 '18 16:00

Three men in police uniforms robbed a home on Dok in Zaandam at around 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday. The police are looking for witnesses.

The resident of the home opened the door when three apparent police officers knocked during the early hours of Tuesday morning. They forced their way inside, threatened the man with a firearm and tied him up.

The other resident of the home was upstairs at that time. She managed to flee outside and call for help.

The robbers stole money and jewelry before running off.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jul 16 '18 08:48

At least two perpetrators were involved in an attempted assassination at a coffee shop in the popular Amsterdam-Zuid district of De Pijp last week, a police spokesperson said to AT5.

The at coffee shop Today on Dusartstraat. Three people were injured, one seriously. The seriously hurt victim was still in critical condition in hospital on Saturday.

Ambulance
Jul 16 '18 07:57

A cyclist was found seriously hurt on Hallenstraat in Bladel at around 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning. The police believe the cyclist was injured in a hit-and-run accident, ANP reports.

According to Omroep Brabant, the cyclist was unconscious when  security guard at a nearby company found him.

So far nothing is known about the victim's identity. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

Police
Jul 12 '18 09:27

A 47-year-old woman was assaulted in Westerpark, near Westergasterrein, at around 10:45 p.m. on July 4th. The police are looking for witnesses.

The woman was sitting on a park bench at around 10:30 p.m. when she noticed a man acting strangely. He walked close by her multiple times, apparently looking for something. He walked away and returned several times. The victim decided to go home, not trusting the situation.

collegas-op-straat
Jul 9 '18 11:20

A man was arrested in Steenwijk on suspicion of human trafficking. He offered passersby sex with an underage girl on parking lot De Ruinen along the N375 in Ruinerwold on Saturday, the police said in a statement on Sunday.

The police tracked the man down based on an anonymous tip, which included the license plate of the man's car, received on Saturday evening. The suspect was found in Steenwijk, along with an underage girl. She was questioned and transferred to a safe place.

Getaway car used in attack on De Telegraaf building found burning on Noordkaperweg in Amsterdam, 27 June 2018
Jun 28 '18 15:20

The police managed to track the routes taken by both vehicles used in an 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.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Jun 11 '18 07:15

A 27-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Rotterdam-West on Saturday night. He was found with multiple bullet wounds in his leg, RTV Rijnmond reports.

The man got into a fight with a group of other men on Essenburgsingel. He was chased to Weizichtstraat by four men, where several shots were fired, according to witnesses. The injured man was eventually found on Beukelsweg.

The victim was conscious. He was taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg, a police spokesperson said to the broadcaster. 

The police are looking for witnesses. 

Ezra Trinidad
Jun 7 '18 15:30

Thirteen year old Ezra drowned in a pool in Goes last year. His mother, writing as Ezra himself, posted a call for information on Facebook, hoping that someone could tell her what exactly happened to her son.

collegas-op-straat
Jun 7 '18 07:31

A 6-year-old girl was abducted for a short time in Weert, Limburg on Wednesday evening. She was playing in a playground on Maastrichtstraat when an unknown man bundled her into the trunk of his car. She was found unharmed, but terribly shaken, a short time later, the police said in a statement.

Jun 6 '18 08:31

The police are investigating a report of a woman trying to abduct a 7-year-old boy from a supermarket on Amperestraat in Nijkerk on Saturday. "We are investigating exactly what happened and are looking for witnesses", the police write on Facebook.

The boy's parents also wrote about the incident on Facebook, warning other parents in the area to be careful, AD reports. The incident happened at a Lidl supermarket on Amperestraat between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting on Hoogheuvelstraat in Oss, 4 June 2018
Jun 4 '18 07:18

A man was killed in a shooting on Hoogheuvelstraat in Oss, Noord-Brabant during the early hours of Monday morning. Emergency services resuscitated the man at the scene, but he died a short time later, the police said on Twitter.

The police believe they know who the victim is, but he still has to be formally identified. The street was closed down and forensic investigators are at the scene looking for trace evidence. The investigation is expected to take several hours. Police officers are talking to local residents and call for witnesses to come forward. 

Police officer looking for witnesses
May 30 '18 14:50

A 13-year-old boy was assaulted by a man in Amsterdam earlier this month after the boy threw water balloons. The police are looking for witnesses, NOS reports.

The assault happened on Tuesday, May 8th at around 3:00 p.m. The boy and some friends were throwing water balloons at passing boats from Stadionkade in Amsterdam. One man became angry, turned around, docked his boat and chased after the boys.

collegas-op-straat
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.

Police in the Netherlands use multiple approaches for seeking community assistance
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.

collegas-op-straat
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.

Dutch police crime scene tape
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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