According to the police chief in Amsterdam, the officers were able to recover all the stolen goods after a robbery involving the transfer of valuables, which the press estimated at 50 million euros. The automated attack took place on Wednesday. Six of the perpetrators were arrested, one died in a shootout with the officers.
– The stolen items have been fully recovered – said Metropolitan Police Chief Frank Bao on NPO 1 public television’s “Nieuwsuur”. The press featured theft as the transport of valuables. ‘Attack of the century’.
Bau confirmed media reports that the criminals communicated in French. He noted that theft with automatic weapons is a feature of the Belgian and French criminal groups. He recalls: “A Belgian-French group calling themselves the ‘Stigmata Gang’ carried out a very brutal robbery of valuable property in 2011.
Hunt and shoot
The attack on the transport of valuables took place in the north of Amsterdam on Wednesday. A shootout broke out between the perpetrators and the police. A helicopter chase began, during which the fleeing criminals violated the police blockade. In the end, they tried to hide in trash cans, to no avail.
Ultimately, six of the perpetrators were arrested. One of the attackers was killed in a shootout with police and two were injured.
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