Two arrests for attempted arson

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Alkmaar – On Saturday night, February 3, the police arrested two men aged 18 and 66 from Amsterdam for attempted arson after a suspicious situation on the Lekstraat in Alkmaar. The Lekstraat is part of the safety risk area following a series of explosions in Alkmaar.

At around 1 a.m., the police encountered a suspicious situation in Lekstraat in which a person, after being dropped off by a motorist on Lekstraat, was suspiciously in the street where an explosion had previously occurred. When he saw officers, the man threw goods into the bushes. The man was stopped. After a short search in the bushes, an explosive device was found. The 18-year-old man has been arrested. The 66-year-old male driver was also arrested.

The mayor of Alkmaar recently designated four different areas as safety risk areas with (extra) camera surveillance. The police can also conduct preventive searches.

Reporting helps. Also anonymous
The police desperately need all residents to track down the perpetrators. After all, they know their street, their neighborhood and their residents best. Do you see a suspicious situation? Always call 112. Do you have information about (the background to) one of the explosions? Then report it too! Call 0900-8844 or complete the tip form below. Please quote case number: 2024024417. If you find it scary or exciting to report, you can always do so anonymously or confidentially. Then use Report Crime Anonymous (0800-7000) or the National Intelligence Team (088-6617734). This is a department trained in shielding tipsters and informants. They obtain information in an unobtrusive manner and protect the informant at all times.

Information source: Politie.nl

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