An elderly couple were locked into the basement when robbers forced their way into their home in Susteren during the early hours of Monday morning. Zischa Vergooszen (77) managed to open the wooden cellar door by hacking at it for hours with a small knife, while her husband Gerard (82) lay seriously injured on the floor. Their family offered a reward of 5 thousand euros for the tip that leads to the robbers' arrest, 1Limburg reports.
The Dutch police are almost certain that a body found in a German forest, just across the border from the Limburg town of Susteren, over the weekend is the Dutch driver of a taxi found abandoned on the A12 near Zevenhuizen on Sunday morning. The taxi driver is a young man in his early 20s, AD reports.
A large fire broke out in a vacation home in the Hommelheide resort in Susteren around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Four people were injured, three of whom had to be taken to hospital for further treatment, De Limburger reports.
The fire broke out in a chalet on Hommelweg. The chalet was inhabited by seven foreign workers, according to the newspaper. Six of them managed to escape the fire unaided. Firefighters had to find and bring out the seventh resident.
The fire was under control around 6:30 a.m. The home completely burnt down and can be considered lost.
The two men who were arrested in Susteren on Monday, were arrested on suspicion of threatening to commit a terrorist offense, according to the Public Prosecutor. The magistrate extended their custody by 14 days
Two men were arrested in connection with the fire in a barn in Susteren on Monday. They were threatening to commit an attack. The suspects, a 36-year-old from Heerlenaar and a 31-year-old from Brunssum, were both found in the barn and arrested there. No explosives were found
The A2 highway at Susteren in Limburg was closed down in both directions due to a police investigation into a fire in a barn on Baakhoven and a nearby abandoned car. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was at the scene by 2:00 p.m. to investigate the barn with a robot.
A man was shot in the leg by a police officer while he was trying to flee arrest in Susteren on Sunday night. According to the police, the man was clearly under the influence of drugs and tried to continue his flight even after he was shot. He was arrested on suspicion of destruction of property.
An explosive device has damaged several homes and one car on the Ruitersweg in Susteren, Limburg on Tuesday night. Mayor Jos Hessels announced this Wednesday.