Amsterdam – On the night of Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 November 2023, there was an explosion at a house on Tweede Jan Steenstraat. This causes damage, but fortunately no one is injured. The investigation is asking for the public’s help and would like to get in touch with witnesses.
Around 12:25 am, a local resident called the police after hearing a loud bang in the Tweede Jan Steenstraat. Officers go to the scene and see that the front door of a house has been destroyed, possibly by an explosive object. The Explosives Safety Team Leader (TEV) and specialists from Forensic Investigation (FO) then conduct an investigation. After the explosion, a witness saw a suspect running away in the direction of Hemonystraat.
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The police are investigating this case and are looking for witnesses who know more about these explosions. Do you have more information about these matters? For example, do you know why this home is a target? Or do you have information about fleeing suspect(s)? Then the police would be happy to speak to you.
The Amsterdam police unit has again experienced many incidents involving explosive objects this year. This is worrying, because the danger environment for entrepreneurs, local residents, passers-by and emergency services on site is obviously great. Heavy illegal fireworks, jerry cans with flammable liquid or homemade explosives do not belong in public spaces – where people are busy working and living – and create life-threatening situations. That has to stop. The police are working hard to track down suspects involved in this form of excessive violence. This has already led to several arrests, convictions and significant prison sentences. But to track down the perpetrators, the police desperately need local residents. After all, they know their neighborhood best. Even if something is not right in the street scene, they notice it first. Passing on information to the police is therefore crucial.
Do you see suspicious situations? Then report it! If you find it scary or exciting to report, you can always do so anonymously or confidentially. Then use Report Crime Anonymously or the Criminal Intelligence Team. This is a department trained in shielding tipsters and informants. They are trained to obtain information in an unobtrusive manner and to protect the informant at all times.
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Information source: Politie.nl