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.
A tactical police team in the Netherlands arrested a 25-year-old man in Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, early Tuesday morning. He was suspected of stealing a car used as a getaway vehicle following the murder of an Amsterdam woman while she sat on her balcony. The BMW 320 was used as a getaway vehicle in the fatal shooting of 60-year old Turkish woman, Beyhan Demirci, on Pieter van der Werfstraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, police say.
Two men accused of beating up two NS train workers appeared in court on Wednesday. The prosecutor demanded a sentence of 15 months in prison, five suspended, for the 30 year old suspect, and nine months imprisonment, four suspended for the 20 year old.
Ten containers of the Ministry of Defense that recently returned from Afghanistan to Volkel Air Base, turned out to not be filled with military equipment, but with stones, Omroep Brabant reports. The marechaussee (military police) confirmed the story.
The world's most expensive cheese slicer, worth 25 thousand euros, was stolen from the Amsterdam Cheese Museum over the weekend, Het Parool reports.
There has been a considerable decrease in the number of Dutch victims of common crime such as violence, property crimes and vandalism in the pas 10 years. There has also been a decrease in people who feel unsafe in their neighborhoods. This is according to figures published by Statistics Netherlands today.
A 26-year-old man stole an SUV from a police impound lot yesterday and then took police on a ravaging chase through Rotterdam-Noord with it.
Ten million euros seized from criminal suspects who were convicted last year is being put into a fund to pay damages to victims, Security and Justice Secretary Fred Teeven said Sunday. The new rules on asset forfeiture went into effect last January.
Police officers arrested a 42 year old man on Tuesday. He is suspected of stealing mailbags to get credit cards.
Two of the six Bitcoin ATM's in Amsterdam were stolen in the last four weeks. The ATM's were located at the Thai restaurant Warie's Thai Food on Rozengracht in Amsterdam and at cafe ' Hofje van Wijs on Zeedijk, Het Parool reports.
Two men alleged to have stolen a 175,000-euro Gassan diamond earlier this month in Amsterdam are shown in surveillance footage released by the police Thursday.