A man shot and killed on Papaverweg in Amsterdam Noord on Monday night, was identified as gym owner Saban Berk. In 2014 the gym owner told Dutch media that he was often mistaken for, still at large, sex trafficker Saban B. He does not only have the same first name as the convicted human trafficker, but also a similar appearance, NU.nl reports.
Former football player Yassine Abdellaoui says that the bullets that hit him in Amsterdam last week was meant for his brother-in-law. "They must have thought I was him", he said to EenVandaag from his hospital bed.
The police arrested a 51-year-old from Schiedam for involvement in the murder of mental health director Rob Zweekhorst in Berkel en Rodenrijs on January 1st, 2014. The arrest is the result of an investigation "that never stopped", the police said, according to NU.nl.
The police are taking into account that 32-year-old Dyron Vrutaal was not the target of the Rotterdam shooting in which he was killed on Sunday. All scenarios is still open. "We also hear theories that it may have been mistaken identity", a police spokesperson said to newspaper AD.
On Wednesday the court of Amsterdam sentenced seven men to up to 30 years in prison for the murder of Amsterdam DJ Djordy Latumahina and the attempted murders of his girlfriend and their then 2-year-old daughter in October 2016, NU.nl reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences of up to 30 years against the seven suspects in the mistaken identity murder of Amsterdam DJ Djordy Latumahina and the attempted murder of his girlfriend and daughter, NU.nl reports.
Tony D., a man arrested earlier this month on suspicion of being the second gunman in the mistaken identity murder of Amsterdam DJ Djordy Latumahina, was caught in a carefully considered undercover operation, the Public Prosecutor said in a pro-forma hearing in the murder case on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.
Another suspect was arrested in connection with the murder of 31-year-old Djordy Latumahina in Amsterdam in October last year. The police believe that this man was one of the two gunmen who killed the Amsterdam DJ, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to AD.
The suspect is a Caucasian man with blond hair who comes from the Amsterdam area, according to the newspaper. The other suspected gunman, Djurgen W., was previously arrested.
The police are still searching for two gunmen and a getaway driver in the murder of Amsterdam DJ and party organizer Djordy Latumahina on October 8th last year, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The police are certain that the assassination of 31-year-old Djordy Latumahina in Amsterdam in October was a case of mistaken identity, the police and Public Prosecutor confirmed to Het Parool after reports about it in the Telegraaf. On Tuesday morning the police arrested five people between the ages of 25 and 50 years during raids in Aalsmeer. All five are suspected of involvement in Latumahina's murder.
The police believe that a hair stylist who was set on fire in Enschede last week may have been mistaken for someone else, officers said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. The man took ownership of the hair salon only five weeks ago.
On Saturday the police arrested two men in Huizen after a long car chase. The suspects had two automatic firearms in the car with them. Sources of newspaper AD claim that they were on their way to assassinate a man, after they shot and killed the wrong man last week.
The suspects were spotted on Faustdreef on Saturday night. The police found them suspicious and decided to pull their car over. Instead of pulling over, the men sped off and the police gave chase. They were eventually arrested in Huizen.
The police is "seriously considering" that 31-year-old Djordy Latumahina was not the intended target of the assassination in which he was killed in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on October 8th, police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said
The assassination of Elco Gjaltema in Amsterdam-Oost in February, was definitely not a case of mistaken identity, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. While the exact motive for his murder is still unclear, the 36-year-old BMX racer was active in the criminal world, according to the police.
A 53-year-old man was injured in a shooting on a Breda street on Saturday evening. The police are investigating who is responsible for the shooting and are calling on witnesses to come forward. The victim's family believes it may have been a case of mistaken identity. "This does not fit into our lives", his son said to Omroep Brabant.
So far the police made three arrests in the investigation into the murder of a 50-year-old man from Leiden in June of this year, the police announced in a statement on Tuesday. The latest arrest, that of a 30-year-old man from Amsterdam, was made on Tuesday morning.
The kidnapping of Amsterdam man Soufyan Essabaouni and Landsmeer man Wendle Meijer may have been preceded but at least one other abduction
Soufyan Essabaouni was not the intended target when he was kidnapped from a parking lot in Slotervaart on Thursday, Het Parool reports. According to the Dutch newspaper, he was mistaken for his cousin Mohammed, whose car he was driving and who is a business associate of Wendel Meijer - kidnapped from Zaandam on Tuesday.
A 50-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting incident at the intersection of Rooseveltsraat and Gieterijstraat in Leiden on Tuesday evening. The victim was the same man who was shot in the second shooting at an office building in Derkinderenstraat in Amsterdam last year
The police released more information on the case surrounding the murder of 60-year-old Beyhan Demirci in Amsterdam last year on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. Investigators hope that tips from the public will help bring this believed-to-be mistaken identity murder case to a resolution.
Another victim of a gang-related assassination in Amsterdam seems to be a case of mistaken identity. Youssef el Kahtoui from Zaandam was not the intended target of the De Clerqstraat shooting in which he was killed in May last year, Amsterdam prosecutor Hetty Hoekstra said on AT5 program Misdaad BV.
The murder of Elco Gjaltema in Amsterdam last week was a case of mistaken identity, according to his girlfriend Eline. "He was a guy with a heart of gold." she said in an interview with AT5. "There is no reason why someone would do this. It's a mistake I think."
Acquaintances of murdered Turkish nationalist Haydar Zengin believe that he may have been killed by mistake. Zengin was shot and killed in an office building on Derkinderstraat in Amsterdam last month. He bore a striking physical resemblance to the man who was wounded in a shooting in the same building earlier this week