Burglars arrested red-handed in Haarlem

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Haarlem – The police arrested two men red-handed on Friday, February 9, after a burglary on Churchilllaan in Haarlem. The suspects are in custody and their role is being further investigated.

Around 11:15 p.m., the police received a report of a red-handed home burglary in which the resident saw the burglars walking into the home. After the police arrived on the scene, they saw two people climbing out of the house. The police were immediately able to arrest one suspect, a 25-year-old man from Hoofddorp. The other suspect, a 25-year-old man from Haarlem, was arrested after a short chase and by using an electroshock weapon.

Call 911 if you see someone breaking into something

Residents know best when something is not right in their neighborhood. A stranger peeking into houses, for example. Or activities at a house where you know the residents are on holiday. If you call 112, the police may be able to prevent a burglary or arrest a burglar in the act! Calling 112 is intended for emergencies. So not only for life-threatening situations, but certainly also when you witness a crime or are preparing for a burglary or theft.

This way you make it difficult for burglars

Burglars take advantage of the opportunity presented to them. You make it extra difficult for them by:

  • Approved hinges and locks on windows, (garage) doors and any skylights.
  • A special lock on a burglar-sensitive sliding door.
  • Sufficient outdoor lighting.
  • Timer switches on all floors of your house. Have your interior lights turn on and off at different times.

Read more information about home burglaries here.

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Information source: Politie.nl

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