The Rotterdam police are looking for the person who misplaced a backpack on Witte de Withstraat on Friday night. The backpack contained multiple phones and a "a large amount of cocaine". The police invite the owner to come pick up his bag. "Come and visit the Doelwater police station", the Rotterdam police said on Twitter.
A 32-year-old man from Arnhem stabbed three people in the Amsterdam neighborhood of De Baarsjes in an apparent attempt to steal their scooters and car on Tuesday night. He was arrested a short time later, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
Around 11:00 p.m. the man jumped in front of a moving scooter on Jan Evertsenstraat and demanded that the scooter rider hand over the vehicle. The driver refused, and got stabbed. The man fled, leaving the victim bleeding on the street.
The municipality of Rotterdam is taking extra measures to better protect the city against terrorist attacks, the city announced on Wednesday. One of these measures includes placing obstacles to prevent vehicles driving into parts of the city where many pedestrians gather. These extra measures are in line with the current threat level in the Netherlands. "There is currently no concrete information about an attack", the municipality emphasized, AD reports.
The police arrested five men and three women in the early hours of Monday morning in Rotterdam after an officer saw one of them threatening another with a firearm. A warning shot was fired during the arrest.
Four people were wounded in a fire in a first-floor home on Witte de Withstraat in Amsterdam last night. The police arrested a 58 year old man and a 52 year old woman on suspicion of cannabis cultivation, AT5 reports.
The fire started in the house's kitchen around 20:15 last night. Among the wounded were the upstairs and downstairs neighbors and two police officers who were first on the scene. According to the fire department, the victims inhaled a lot of smoke. The two neighbors and one police officer were taken to the hospital for treatment.