Second suspect arrested in investigation into violent incidents in the municipality of Purmerend

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Purmerend – On Thursday, April 20, the police arrested a 21-year-old man of no fixed abode in Amsterdam. The man is a suspect in the investigation into last week’s series of violent incidents in the municipality of Purmerend.

The man is now in custody and being heard. The police do not rule out several arrests and will continue the investigation after this arrest.

The suspect is in restrictions which means he can only communicate with his lawyer. Therefore, no further substantive information is being provided at this time.

Violent incidents

The municipality of Purmerend has been confronted by several serious incidents of violence in the past week. On Tuesday evening, April 11, around 9:45 p.m., the police received a report of a shooting incident at the Belthoeve in Middenbeemster. Around 4:30 am on Wednesday, April 12, explosions were heard on Boeierstraat. In this street, the facade and the window of a house turned out to be damaged by bullet impacts. An incendiary bomb is also believed to have been set off at the front door of this house. On Thursday evening, April 13, around 10:50 p.m., a house on Weverstraat was shot at. On Friday morning, April 14, around 3:10 am, an explosive went off at a house on Groenveld in Middenbeemster. In the night of Sunday April 16 to Monday April 17 there was an explosion at a house on Weverstraat in Purmerend. The first call came in at 1:17 am. Shortly after the explosion, a fire broke out at the house.

The investigation that is already underway into the incidents in Purmerend and Middenbeemster shows that it concerns a criminal conflict.

Another suspect is still in custody

A first suspect was arrested in Amsterdam on Saturday 15 April. This is a 20-year-old man from the municipality of Purmerend. The man is still in custody and will be brought before the Commissioner Judge on Friday.

Witness call/camera footage

The police would like to once again appeal to local residents and residents from surrounding streets to check their doorbell cameras or cameras in their cars to see if any images have been recorded around the times of the incidents. We would very much like to receive them. Camera images can be uploaded via this form: If this is not possible, an appointment can also be made via 0900-8844.






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