Haarlem – A witness sees a man running after two people on Monday afternoon around 2 p.m. on Teding van Berkhoutstraat. When he hears that the two people have broken into the man’s house, he doesn’t hesitate for a moment and cycles after the suspects. He calls 112 and passes the description on to the control room. Not much later, a 38-year-old and a 39-year-old man from The Hague are arrested by the police in Bellamystraat.
Just before 2 p.m., the police received a report of a red-handed burglary at the Amsterdamsevaart in Haarlem. The detector hears stumbling and voices coming from the house. The resident opens the door and sees two people running out of the backyard. He tries to grab one of the men, but he escapes. He runs after it. On the way he gets help from a witness. Together with the police, they manage to arrest the two men.
The dog handler and his dog find various goods on Bellamystraat that may be linked to the burglary. The detective in Haarlem continues the investigation into the home burglary.
Police are looking for witnesses and images. Have you noticed anything special in the neighborhood or on the Amsterdamsevaart that may be related to this burglary? Have you seen the suspects (about 30 years old, about 1.80 meters tall, dark skin color and black coats with caps) walking before? Report it to the police via 0900-8844. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can do so via Meld Misdaad Anoniem 0800-7000. Images can also be uploaded online via the tip form.
Call 112 if you see someone breaking into something
Residents themselves know best when something is not right in their neighbourhood. A strange figure lurking inside houses, for example. Or activities at a house where you know the residents are on holiday or away for a day. If you then call 112, the police may very quickly prevent a burglary or arrest a burglar in the act! Calling 112 is intended for emergencies. So not only for life-threatening situations, but certainly also when you witness a crime or prepare for a burglary or theft. You may also call 112 if you identify a suspicious situation in which the police can prevent a crime.
Information source: Politie.nl