Amsterdam – On Sunday afternoon, April 30, an employee of a tobacco shop on the Sperwerlaan was attacked by an armed man. The suspect also allegedly fired. No one was injured. A short time later, the police arrested a 37-year-old suspect at the Ketelmakerij on suspicion of involvement in the armed robbery. Employees of specialist units are on site and are conducting an investigation in the Sperwerlaan and Ketelmakerij intersection Noordwal.
At around 5:20 p.m., several customers and a store employee are in the tobacconist when a person walks into the store with a firearm. The suspect threatens not only the employee but also the customers. The suspect also allegedly fired. Subsequently, the employee must hand over the booty to the suspect under threat of a firearm. After the suspect has the loot, he flees in the direction of Ketelmakerij. Bystanders point to the fleeing suspect, after which officers were able to arrest him.
Several police units went to the scene and found a firearm and the loot in the area. These items have been seized and are being investigated. There are also several specialist units on site, including forensic detection, sniffer dog handlers and the criminal investigation department to investigate this armed robbery.
Information source: Politie.nl