An elderly couple were stripped of tens of thousands of euros in cash during a daytime robbery at a Tilburg park. They were pulling the stack of money in a blue shopping trolley through Reeshofpark when they were jumped by two unknown assailants, police said in a statement.
A Rotterdam woman was seriously injured in a mugging.
The police are looking for witnesses to the brutal robbery of an 84 year old woman from Breda.
Police have warned people to stay extra alert as the Netherlands moves into winter, and the daylight becomes shorter. Local officers will increase patrols, keep an eye out for notorious burglars, and be on heightened alert for criminal activity from October to March, the police department said in a press release.
Police in Amsterdam arrested two men on suspicion of a string of muggings targeting elderly women, according to a police report. The 18-year-old was caught in connection with an attack on a 91-year-old woman using a walker in Amsterdam Nieuw-West on July 3, when police say the suspect ripped a necklace from the woman’s throat.