A Rabobank employee was arrested in connection with a failed robbery in Zundert last week. The police believe the bank employee tipped robbers when clients left the bank with large amounts of money, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl.
Three Almelo children spent two and a half hours terrified in a taxi on Monday. The taxi driver picked them up to take them to school in Enschede, but instead drove them to Germany. 12-year-old Kiki Kuitert managed to let her mom know what was happening and begged the driver to drive more carefully and pull over after he hit at least two guardrails, mother Hilleke Kuitert writes on Facebook.
A Dutchman was recently freed by the Spanish police after spending 11 days as a hostage. He was kidnapped at his home in Lloret de Mar in mid-June and his abductors demanded 1.5 million euros in ransom. The man was freed just before the ransom was paid, AD reports.
The perpetrators were wearing police uniforms when they grabbed the Dutch man as he tried to enter his home. He was beaten, drugged and blindfolded before being forced into the trunk of a car.
Spoorloos presenter Derk Bolt and cameraman Eugenio Follender were released by Colombian guerrilla movement ELN on Saturday, a week after the Dutch men were abducted. Minister Bert Koenders is "happy and relieved" that the Dutch journalists are now free, he said in a statement to NOS, thanking the Colombian authorities for their efforts in negotiating their release.
The police made three new arrests in the investigation into the kidnapping of a 37-year-old Rotterdam man in Amstelveen in March. They will be arraigned on Friday, AT5 reports.
A 29-year-old man previously arrested in this case appeared in court on Friday morning. During the hearing it was revealed that the kidnappers wanted a million euros in ransom. The victim had one hour to arrange the money. "Otherwise something would happen to his wife and children", the prosecutor said.
While abducted Dutch journalists Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender are expected to be released soon, when is still unclear. "We do not know when we're going to transfer the Dutch precisely. That depends on many factors", a spokesperson for guerilla group ELN, responsible for the abduction, said to RTL Nieuws. "What I can say now is that we are making progress. But the time comes when it comes."
On Wednesday Colombian guerrilla movement ELN confirmed that they are responsible for the abduction of Dutch journalists Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender. The two are being held as a "precaution" while the group investigates what exactly they were doing in Norte de Santander, the group said, according to newspaper AD.
Being held against his will in Colombia is not the first danger Spoorloos presenter Derk Bolt faced. In his many years of traveling for the show, Bolt was once almost imprisoned in Ghana and held at gunpoint in both Indonesia and Colombia, he said in previous interviews, AD reports.
Two Dutch journalists are being "held against their will" in Colombia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The two were abducted by left-wing movement ELN, the National Liberation Army, on Saturday, according to local newspaper El Tiempo.
A 35-year-old man who kidnapped his three young children from their mother's Enschede home last month, was extradited to the Netherlands, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.
A parent or grandparent traveling with a minor child through Schiphol Airport this summer, should take extra time for an additional security check into account. The Koninklijke Marechaussee implemented an additional check in the fight against child abduction, ANP reports.
If you are a family member traveling alone with an underage child, you need the permission from both parents to do so. In this additional check, the Koninklijke Marechaussee will check whether this permission is in place for each child not traveling with both parents. This check could take some time.
Three children kidnapped from Enschede by their father on May 19th, have been found alive and well, the police said in a statement on Saturday. They were found with their father on a train in Hungary on May 30th. The father was arrested and the three kids returned to the Netherlands on Saturday.
The Ministry of Security and Justice wants an explanation from India on why the country will not extradite Shehzad Hemani, who kidnapped his 3-year-old daughter Insiya from Amsterdam last year. The Ministry will shortly send a letter to the Indian authorities, demanding an explanation, the Public Prosecutor said in a preparatory hearing in the court of Amsterdam on Friday, AD reports.
The police had a breakthrough in the case of a Rotterdam man being kidnapped in Amstelveen earlier this year. Investigators found the house where the man was held hostage on Spaarnestraat in Leiden, the police announced on Thursday. The house has been thoroughly searched and the police expect to make arrests soon, NU.nl reports.
Three young children disappeared from Enschede on Friday afternoon. The police believe their Syrian father kidnapped them and that they are currently in Germany.
The kids are Hassan Jasem (5), brother Nazih (4) and their sister Alma (2). All three of them have black hair and brown eyes. Hassan was wearing a blue and white check shirt with blue jeans when he disappeared. Nazih was wearing a white T-shirt with gray sleeves and a Disney Frozen logo, jeans and blue shoes. Alma was wearing a shirt with a picture of a rabbit on it, gray pants and a gray jacket.
A 33-year-old man was arrested in Oosterhout on Monday afternoon after he kidnapped a baby in Breda. The baby was found safe and unharmed, still in the man's possession. Paramedics took care of the baby while the seemingly disturbed man was arrested, AD reports.
The man has some kind of connection with the child, though the police would not confirm the relationship due to privacy concerns. The police did say that the man had an appointment with aid workers and a woman at aid organization Veilig Thuis and that he took the baby from there.
A 49-year-old Dutch woman was arrested on Cyprus on suspicion of involvement in the kidnapping of a 4-year-old girl on Thursday. Two men kidnapped 4-year-old Marie Eleni Grimsrud from a kindergarten in Dasoupolis on Thursday, AD reports.
The local authorities suspect that the Dutch woman arranged the taxi used by the little girl's father to escape with his daughter. She will remain in custody for at least eight days, according to the newspaper. The Dutch woman was arrested after the arrest of a 44-year-old taxi driver on Sunday.
The perpetrators who kidnapped a 37-year-old Rotterdam man in Amstelveen last month, cut off one of his fingers, the police announced on Tuesday. The case will be discussed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday evening, RTL Nieuws reports.
On March 9th masked men dragged the Rotterdam man out of his car in a parking lot in Amstelveen, forced him into another car and drove off with him. Later that night he was found wounded on a street in Leiden.
The Dutch Public Prosecutor filed a legal request with India asking the country to extradite Shehzad Hemani to the Netherlands, the prosecutor revealed in court on Wednesday. The Prosecutor believes Shehzad Hemani is responsible for the kidnapping of his 2-year-old daughter Insiya in Amsterdam last year.
The police arrested a 29-year-old suspect in connection with the kidnapping of a Rotterdam man in Amstelveen on Thursday afternoon. The suspect was arrested during the early hours of Friday morning in Leiderdorp and is suspected of involvement in the kidnapping, AD reports
The police will say nothing further about the case, in the interest of the still ongoing investigation.
On Thursday afternoon a Rotterdam man was dragged out of his car in Amstelveen, pushed into another car and driven off by men in balaclavas. He was found wounded in the province of Zuid-Holland hours later, the police announced in a statement.
The police are hesitant about releasing information. "Everything we release, will be read by the other party too, so we have to be very careful. The investigation is in progress", a spokesperson said to AD. The victim has a criminal record. He received medical treatment for his injuries.
Nadia Rashid, mother of kidnapped 2-year-old Insiya Hemani, started an online petition in an effort to get her daughter back from India. She hopes the petition will persuade the Dutch government to increase their efforts and the Indian government to cooperate, RTL Nieuws reports.