Explosions in Rotterdam and Capelle aan den IJssel

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Explosions in Rotterdam and Capelle aan den IJssel

Two explosions took place in Rotterdam and Capelle aan den IJssel on Sunday night. This happened at a car and a house. No one was injured, but there was significant damage. The police do not assume a link between the two incidents.

Parking garage

Around 2 a.m. a big bang was heard in the Benthuizerstraat parking garage on Bloklandstraat in Rotterdam-Noord. It turned out that there had been an explosion at a car parked there. The damage was extensive but no one was injured.

Two suspects

Witnesses saw a light-skinned man about 6 feet tall running away. He was dressed in dark, wearing a mid-length coat with a hood over a cap. He fled in the direction of Benthuizerstraat. According to witnesses, he spoke to a man on a men’s bicycle on Benthuizerstraat. He had a light complexion, a thin build and was wearing gray clothing. The police are looking for these men and for more information.

Capelle aan den IJssel

A little later, around 3.40 am, it was hit on the Ravelstraat in Capelle aan den IJssel. A large bang sounded at a home, causing damage. The residents were unharmed. No one has yet been arrested in this case.

In both cases the police are investigating. Traces have been recorded and collected, which are further investigated by the National Forensic Institute (NFI). Local residents have also been spoken to and camera images are being viewed.

Nothing is yet known about a motive for the explosions, but the police do not assume a connection between the two explosions.

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