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Jun 20 '18 09:37

A 58-year-old man drowned in Amsterdam on Monday after he jumped into a canal while fleeing from shop employees who suspected him of theft, AT5 reports.

During his flight, the man jumped into the water on Kostverlorenstraat. He tried to swim to the other side, but disappeared under water.

Divers from the fire department got the man out of the water and he was resuscitated at the scene for a long time. He was taken to hospital, where he passed away. 

Police
May 2 '18 12:50

A mother abandoned her 5 month old baby in a shopping center in Schiedam on Tuesday after she was caught shoplifting. Staff at De Nieuwe Passage shopping center saw her shoplifting and she left the baby behind when she tried to flee, RTV Rijnmond reports.

The baby's grandmother was also at the store. She tried to flee with another child, a toddler. The mother was arrested.

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May 1 '18 10:00

Three people were arrested in the asylum center in Weert on Monday evening on suspicion of violence and vandalism. Initial reports stated that a man was threatening others with a firearm, but the police emphasize that this was not the case, the Telegraaf reports.

Sources told regional newspaper 1Limburg that tensions were high in the asylum center all day and that a man with a firearm threatened to shoot people. According to the police, this is not what happened and there was no question of a hostage situation.

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May 22 '17 07:37

The Dutch police arrested 60 people last week in a national action against roaming criminal gangs. Detainees include suspected shoplifters, drug traffickers and dealers, burglars and identity thieves, the police announced in a statement.

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Jun 22 '16 07:59

A man and woman were arrested in Spain last week in connection with a large international investigation into child trafficking and exploitation. The investigation was launched in Amsterdam last year when the Dutch police noticed that kids were being used for pickpocketing, shoplifting and thefts in the city, the police announced on Wednesday.

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May 27 '16 08:18

Anis B., the French terror suspect that was arrested in Rotterdam late in March, was also in police custody earlier that month. He was arrested in the company of another French terror suspects, but both were later released. They were carrying fake ID's so the police did not know who they were and that they were wanted, as spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to Dutch newspaper AD.

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Apr 11 '16 12:20

The Netherlands has an increasing number of young, female shoplifters. In the age group 18 to 25 years, there is an equal number of male and female shoplifters, compared to 59 percent male and 41 percent female five years ago, according to a study done by Detailhandel Nederland.

Mar 17 '16 07:29

Rupert Lodovica, the 41-year-old man from Oss shot by the police in Eindhoven on Saturday, died of his injuries in hospital on Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor announced.

Feb 2 '16 14:05

The police arrested a 70 year old shoplifter in a grocery store in Almelo on Friday night. This was the 31st time the elderly man was arrested for shoplifting

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Dec 15 '15 10:07

Men are far more often suspected of a crime in the Netherlands than women. With the exception of shoplifting, female suspects are seriously underrepresented in all types of crime, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Tuesday.

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Dec 3 '15 07:31

The proportion of suspects in the Netherlands aged 50 years and older increased from one in eight in 2007 to one in six last year, though the actual number of older suspects is decreasing. This is because the number of suspects under the age of 50 is decreasing faster, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.

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Dec 1 '15 15:20

The teenager that caused a commotion at Rotterdam Central Station by barricading himself in a Thalys train in September, is once again in custody. He was arrested for attempted shoplifting in Oude Pekela, Groningen, during which he bit a clerk

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Sep 11 '15 14:16

The police arrested a shoplifter who has the police "on his heels" in Charlois, Rotterdam on Thursday night.

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May 18 '15 18:00

The figures for shoplifting in 2014 remained practically unchanged compared to a year earlier. Crime figures from Statistics Netherlands show that shoplifting is still a major problem in the Netherlands even as overall crime figures showed a sharp drop last year.

May 18 '15 10:01

A number employees of the Jumbo supermarket on Boutenslaan in Eindhoven have been dismissed for assaulting a customer who was suspected of shoplifting two weeks ago.

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Nov 25 '14 23:12

A man, overpowered by bystanders and arrested for shoplifting yesterday, became unwell whilst in police custody and subsequently passed away in hospital. The man was not doing well when police arrived at the scene, and had to be resuscitated after police led him into their detention van, a police report says.

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Jan 30 '14 18:00

Diabetes patient Yosra Aajir who was arrested on January 13 as she injected insulin in a fitting room of a HEMA in The Hague, has been arrested a second time; this time at an H&M branch in the city.

Aug 29 '13 04:58

Colleagues from Romania will reinforce the Amsterdam police team to tackle pickpockets, writes Mayor Eberhard van der Laan in a letter to the council. The aid consists of the exchange of information about the perpetrators.

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