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.
A full confession by the Dutch acid-attacker has led psychiatrists to believe that the boy was in a sane and sound state of mind at the time of the attack. The Dutch suspect, Jelle F. threw acid on a cleaning lady at the Delhaize-branch of the supermarket chain in Antwerp on February 20. The women sustained serious injuries.
Three suspects have been arrested in a case involving extortion, blackmail and pedophilia. A man from Helmond was lured to a house in Roermond with the promise of sex with two young girls, aged 13 and 14 years. Once there three other adults forced him to pay 40 thousand euros.
More than 60 percent of cafe- and restaurant owners have been blackmailed with negative reviews from customers. Customers would negotiate a substantial discount or demand a free cup of coffee in exchange for not posting a bad review on influential rating sites like yelp.com, lens.nl and Thuisbezorgd.nl.
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.
A total of 16 suspects will be appearing in court on Friday on charges of extortion, drug trafficking, money laundering, weapons possession and membership to a criminal organization. Most of these suspects are members of the Limburg chapter of motorcycle gang Bandidos.
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.
Members of the Bandidos motorcycle club in Alkmaar and Limburg severely assaulted and extorted one of their own associates for thousands of euros.
British fugitive Patrick Adams was arrested in Amsterdam on Friday. His wife Constance was also arrested
The Koninklijke Marechaussee arrested a 29 year old man on Schiphol on suspicion of sending threatening and extorting emails in which he threatened to set off explosives at several locations in the Netherlands in the name of terrorist organization Islamic State
Dirk Klaas M., the 71 year old man who extorted the De Mol family, appeared in court on Thursday. According to experts who examined M., He suffers from dementia caused by damage to part the part of his brain that controls "impulse behavior". This affected his empathy and led to obsessive and compulsive behavior.
A number of men in Midden-Nederland have received blackmail letters stating that pictures were taken of them in a parking area, a known meeting place for gay men, and that these pictures will be made public if they do not pay a sum of money.
Dirk M., the suspected extortionist of media mogul John de Mol and his celebrity sister Linda de Mol, family, had very noble motives in mind when carrying out the act, his lawyer Paul Emmelot said yesterday on television program Pauw. The accused did not want to keep the extorted money for himself, but instead wanted to give it to charities, his lawyer said.
Linda de Mol will abide by the Public Prosecutor's decision to release 70 year old Dirk Klaas M., her manager Xenia Kasper told RTL Boulevard. "Linda has nothing more to add to the statement." M. extorted Linda and her brother John de Mol last year, threatening to harm Linda's children if they did not transfer a large amount of money into his bank account.
The man suspected of extorting television producer John de Mol and his sister, presenter Linda de Mol, has been released from jail, reports NOS. Dirk Klaas M., a 70-year old man from Zeist, suffers from a severe form of dementia, and doctors believe his health would further deteriorate if he stayed in his cell any longer.
The police solved more than 20 cases of extortion with the arrest of a 35 year old suspect from the municipality of Borger-Odoorn. The suspected extorted more than 40 thousand euros from his victims.
The number of licensed sex businesses has shown a significant decline in the past few years. Last year there were about 674 sex establishments, compared to 1,127 in 2006.
The court in Assen has sentenced Antonio van der P. and Enise B. to 16 and 12 years in prison respectively. The duo, better known as the Dutch Bonnie and Clyde, went on a two week crime spree through the Netherlands last year, starting with a robbery in Echten, Drenthe and ending with their arrest at a hotel in Schwerte, Germany. They were not present at the court during the ruling.
A 13 year old boy from Frankener was arrested for extorting and blackmailing a 14 year old boy through WhatsApp. The 13 year old boy threatened the victim with violence and publishing erotic photographs of the victim if he did not give the suspect money.
The prosecutor demanded a 16-year prison sentence for Antonio Marcos van der P. and 14-year sentence for Enise B. today in court in Assen, the public prosecution reports. The couple, known as Dutch Bonnie and Clyde went on a crime spree in February 2014 and are suspected of extortion, attempted manslaughter, attempted murder, unlawful detention and armed robbery.
Willem Holleeder (56) has been sentenced to 46 days in prison by the court in Haarlem for threatening crime reporter Peter R. de Vries. The court also acquitted him of extortion against former Hells Angels leader Theo Huisman due to lack of evidence.
Several victims of the "Dutch Bonnie and Clyde" criminal duo Antonio van der P. and Enise B. say they suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. The information was revealed during the third day of the pair's trial in court in Assen, NOS reports.
The 70 year old Dirk Klaas M., who is suspected of blackmailing John de Mol and threatening Linda de Mol and her family, appeared at the first public hearing at the court in Utrecht today.