3 arrests in Dutch banking fraud case, two are 18 years old

On Monday, the police arrested three fake bank employees. They are suspected of having stolen bank cards and PIN from a resident from Ommen.

The resident was called that her account may have been fraudulently and that her bank cards would be collected. While she was on the phone with the ‘bank employee’, another person appeared at the door to collect the cards. Because the resident ultimately did not trust it, she immediately called the bank and the police. The accounts have been blocked, so that no money could be debited.

Suspects arrested after chase

While officers checked in with the resident after the report, other officers took a look around the area to see if they could find the suspects. Moments later they ran into a suspect on the Vrijthof. He immediately ran, but was arrested on Bermerstraat after a short pursuit on foot and welcome help from bystanders. The other two suspects were also found there. The bank cards in question were found in their possession, as well as goods that can be linked to a similar case in Dalfsen last Saturday. A resident lost an undisclosed amount.

The suspects have been arrested and are being questioned. It concerns two 18-year-old men and a 21-year-old man, all from Emmen. Unfortunately, this chat trick happens with great regularity.

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