Two boys of 14 and 15 years old violently robbed an 80-year-old woman on Monday.
One person died in a fire in an apartment block in Rotterdam on Monday. Around noon four fire trucks were sent to the Oldegaarde in the district Charlois.
The man who died last Sunday evening after a shootout in the Charlois district of Rotterdam had been hit by a police bullet, according to the police early on Monday.
The victim was a 29-year-old male from Rotterdam. It is not clear yet, according to a police spokesperson, if the fatal blow was by the bullet or if he had other injuries. The only ones who fired their guns, however, were the police.
A 61-year-old man drove into a schoolteacher while she was helping children crossing on De Westblaak, a big street in Rotterdam. The teacher incurred minor injuries.
In the big cities, especially in the areas around the railway stations, the traffic to and from the stations is often paralyzed because there are not enough parking spots for bicycles, which block the pedestrian areas and parts of the roads.
An article published on Monday in the daily journal Trouw says that in large cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants, cycling traffic is growing by 1.5 to 3 percent each year. For Rotterdam, this annual growth is 5 percent.
Police patrolling the Zuidplein Mall in Rotterdam shot a 25-year-old man on Thursday evening after he tried to escape from them. The Hoogvliet man was shot once in the leg, and was taken to an area hospital.
The police received a tip that the man was carrying a firearm. When police approached the man he took off running. One officer shot at the escaping suspect.
A gun was found on the wounded man's body before he was taken to a hospital.
The State Investigation Department is investigating the case.
Dutch police arrested a 19-year-old woman alleged to have been part of a plot to steal a collection masterpieces from the Rotterdam Kunsthal last year.