Rotterdam – On Sunday evening, November 5, around 6:30 p.m., a 22-year-old Rotterdam resident was arrested on Gijsinglaan for vandalizing a home. During his arrest, officers found a firearm and heavy fireworks on him.
The police were alerted yesterday about a vandalism to a house on Gijsinglaan in Rotterdam. Arriving officers found a man suspected of the destruction. Officers then tried to arrest the 22-year-old man from Rotterdam, but he resisted. Two colleagues suffered injuries to their hands. During the arrest, a firearm fell from the suspect’s pocket and moments later it turned out that he also had a firearm with him. The man was arrested on suspicion of vandalism, unruliness, possession of firearms and possession of heavy fireworks.
Tip money scheme
Firearm possession leads to the use of firearms that can cause casualties. To reduce (firearm) violence in Rotterdam, one of the measures is a reward for tips that lead to finding firearms. A tipster can receive a maximum of 750 euros for this.
Do you have a tip about a firearm? Then call the Criminal Intelligence Team (TCI). This department handles the reporter’s data very confidentially. The chief public prosecutor ultimately decides whether the tipster will be rewarded with a maximum of 750 euros. Rotterdam residents can report suspicions of firearms via the telephone number of the Firearms Tip Line 06 479 562 32.
Call the Criminal Intelligence Team
088 – 661 77 34
Call the police
Information source: Politie.nl