Arnhem – The police have made twelve arrests in a week and a half at and around Arnhem station for various types of theft. Five suspects were involved in pickpocketing, two suspects were arrested for theft on a train, two suspects were arrested after a street robbery and three cases involved shoplifting at the station.
Over the past week and a half, the police have been conspicuously and inconspicuously present at and around Arnhem station on several occasions. All this to further increase safety. The first pickpocket was arrested on March 2. A 30-year-old man was caught in the act on one of the platforms.
From the train, parking garage to supermarket
A 32-year-old man was arrested two days later, on Saturday afternoon, March 4. He was allegedly involved in the theft of backpacks from passengers on an international train earlier in the day. On Monday, March 6, a 33-year-old Arnhemmer fell victim to a street robbery in the parking garage of the station. Not much later, officers were able to arrest two suspects: men aged 17 and 24 without a permanent home or place of residence. That same day, a shoplifter was also caught, the 41-year-old man struck at a supermarket at the station.
On March 8, two pickpockets were arrested red-handed. A man with no permanent home or place of residence struck on the platform. The second suspect, a 34-year-old man, struck moments later in the station hall. On March 10, a shoplifter was caught at a convenience store at the station. It was a 27-year-old man. A day later it hit the same supermarket. Then a 22-year-old man was arrested.
On Monday, March 13, a 42-year-old man attempted to steal a wallet on a train. He was arrested at Arnhem station. Unfortunately, the man found it necessary to spit during his arrest. In the police vehicle he was given a spit mask. That same day, two pickpockets were arrested late in the evening after they had robbed a man (50) from Oosterbeek of a mobile phone. It concerns two minor boys.
The police remain alert and ask people to call immediately in case of a suspicious situation. If there is a red-handed situation, this is even allowed via 112. Tips to arm yourself against pickpockets, for example, can be found on this special theme page. They generally target mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wallets. Will you become a victim? Then always file a report. You can do this online or by calling 0900-8844.
Information source: Politie.nl