Two men were arrested in connection with the fire in a barn in Susteren on Monday. They were threatening to commit an attack. The suspects, a 36-year-old from Heerlenaar and a 31-year-old from Brunssum, were both found in the barn and arrested there. No explosives were found
Alex O., the 50 year old man arrested on Friday in connection with the Jumbo supermarket bombings and extortion, was the mastermind behind a series of very violent robberies in the 1990's. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the court in Leeuwarden in 1993.
The two accused, a 50-year-old father and his 15-year-old teen son, have been arrested on suspicion of extortion, and the father for planting explosives at the Jumbo supermarket chain earlier in this year. The men were arrested last Friday when they attempted to extort a Jumbo store.
On Friday the Groningen police arrested two suspects in connection with the extortion and bombings of several stores of supermarket chain Jumbo over the past few months. The suspects are in custody and will be questioned by the police in the coming days.
The police have offered a 10 thousand euro reward for the tip that leads to the arrest of the suspect who has been extorting the Jumbo supermarket chain. The suspect has planted explosives at several Jumbo branches in Groningen and Zwolle and is demanding an amount in Bitcoins to stop.
The police had wanted to keep the birthday card filled with explosive dust that was delivered to the Jumbo store in Zwolle last month a secret. They only released the information after the local residents became unsettled when noticing the extra security measures taken at the Jumbo stores in Zwolle.
The person who has been placing bombs at a number of Jumbo stores is demanding a large amount of bitcoins to stop. The police have released information about the case in the hopes that this will bring in tips that will lead to the perpetrator's arrest.
A suspicious package found in front of a Jumbo supermarket on July 1 was found to contain explosive material that could be used in creating a bomb. The item was dropped off by an unknown person at the shop in Zwolle, Overijssel, police revealed Wednesday evening.
An explosive was placed at a Jumbo supermarket on Overwinngingsplein in Groningen on Sunday night. The explosive went off, damaging a window.
A suitcase filled with explosives were found during renovation work on a house on Dintelstraat in Zuid yesterday. The suitcase was hidden in the air duct of the house.
“It’s just a regular Dutchman who is very confused,” a police spokesperson said last night about a man who officers shot in his leg because they mistakenly thought he was carrying explosives.
In The Hague, a couple has been arrested after authorities discovered explosives in their home. According to the Ministry of Justice, these explosives were destined for plans to attack a European Commission building in Belgium, the AD writes on the basis of sources. The fear is now that they may have trained other potential terrorists to construct bombs.
An explosive robbery attempt on an ATM machine from ING took place in Joure on Monday night. Police shot at the suspects, who may have been wounded.
A 33-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, after police were tipped off about explosives in an apartment on the Diepenbrockstraat in Delft.
The evacuation of a home, containing several World War II items, on the Tielensstraat, is going to take longer than planned