A suspected burglar was arrested early Saturday morning after breaking into an Albert Heijn store in Nijmegen and stealing four dozen mini vegetable garden kits, the police there reported on Sunday. The popular kits are given away as a promotion to paying customers.
Police and the prosecutors office are investigating two years of theft at a paper money printing facility in Haarlem. No arrests have yet been made in the case, which involves a “substantial amount” of fifty-euro notes, according to Dutch crime blog Crimesite.nl.
An Amsterdam man was arrested early Friday morning after driving at speeds of over 130 kilometers per hour through neighbourhood streets in the Zuidoost district. Police on patrol after a series of recent burglaries in the area spotted the driver allegedly racing at high speeds around 3 a.m.
Criminals in the Netherlands made off with about 8,500 kilograms of cheese in nine different incidents last year. Remarkably, in at least one instance, the cheese was stolen with a great deal of care and love, newspaper NRC reported.
For the third time in two years, Paralympic skier Kees-Jan van der Klooster was robbed of his wheelchairs. Thieves stole his trailer containing 12 wheelchairs over this weekend
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.
Almost 12 thousand criminal suspects managed to not give a DNA sample after being arrested. This mostly involves thieves and assaulters, but also dozens of murderers and rapists
Thieves broke into the store of De Zuidgeest cheese farm in Bergen op Zoom early on Tuesday morning and stole some 13 thousand euros worth of cheese. The peculiar thieves got away with between 130 and 150 cheeses, each weighing about 12 kilograms
The Public Prosecutor demanded 14 years in prison against mixed martial arts fighter Jordan J. in the court in Amsterdam on Thursday. J. is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, 22 year old sex worker Krasimira, and then setting fire to her home in September 2013. The Prosecutor asked that the J. be convicted of manslaughter because premeditation cannot be conclusively proven
A suspect was hit by a police bullet after he and two others broke into a car in Amsterdam on Wednesday night. All three suspects were arrested.
A tour of five major insurance companies in the Netherlands has revealed that if you ride a Vespa scooter in Amsterdam, chances are it will be stolen. The scooter brand and the city dubbed “Not a happy marriage”. According to one of the insurers, “95 percent of all Vespa’s in Amsterdam are reported stolen within five years”, reports Parool.
The house of two Netherlands police officers was burgled last weekend in the municipal district of Midden-Drenthe, police spokesperson told Ernest Zinsmeijer from RVT Noord. A complete uniform was stolen from each of the two officers.
A mostly naked man wandering the streets of Hierden on Sunday shocked local residents, who called the police. But what the residents thought to be a flasher, actually turned out to be a victim of assault and theft.
A woman in Nieuwe Wetering is now 13 bras poorer after a mysterious thief stole them from a washing line in a backyard on Achterweg
On Tuesday the police broke up a chat-scam scheme and arrested 4 suspects on suspicion of theft, fraud and money laundering.
Four cellphones were stolen from the ICO Center for Arts & Culture in Assen on Saturday. One of these phones belonged to 12 year old Isa from Oosterwolde. It has great emotional value to the girl as it belonged to her deceased father.
On Monday night the Brabant police released images of four men suspected of stealing the wallet of a sick, elderly woman in the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in Den Bosch. The images were displayed on the Monday night broadcast of Bureau Brabant.
The court in Amsterdam is expected to give a ruling in a very strange case next week. A thief in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost bit off the tip of a shopkeeper's finger after stealing a bottle of detergent.
Two people were arrested in Arnhem on Sunday after making a lot of noise while trying to get a stolen safe open.
Two professional bowlers were dealt a blow when they discovered that a sandbagging thief stole ten bowling balls from the trunk of their car. The married bowlers were venting about the theft, finding the suspect had split and the balls would not return.
A customer reportedly abused by the staff in a Jumbo store in Eindhoven on Saturday called the situation "medieval," in an anonymous letter to broadcaster Omroep Brabant. He was physically restrained, accused by personnel of stealing a bottle of wine, but police on the scene sided with customer.
The police found a large amount of baby milk powder on Monday in the Hague after chasing three men who had broken into several storage areas. The three managed to escape.
Police arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of inadvertently causing an apartment explosion in Heerlen, Limburg on April 20. Authorities are holding the man in restricted custody, and limiting his contact to the outside world as the investigation is ongoing, police said in a statement.
Two men convicted of attacking two NS employees in Almelo in December will each serve several months in prison for the assault. A court in Overijssel entered sentences of 12 months in prison, with three months suspended, for a 30-year-old man from Rijssen, and four months in prison for the 20 year old and from Schiedam.