The number of plofkraken in which heavy explosives are used, have fallen significantly this year in the Netherlands. Were there in 2017 still 62 atms blown up, so far were that this year 35.
That reports The Telegraph. The chance of getting caught is large. The police arrested this year 89 suspects.
In the fight against the wave of plofkraken sharpness, the Public Ministry, the guidelines for strafeisen against suspects. But where the police and TO a large hazard for buildings and people, see judges, no concrete danger for people. Better risk assessments should judges also of this persuasion.
Police and justice are happy with the decline. “But we see that a group of ‘die-hards’ still continues with the blowing of circuit breakers. It is a constant race between us and the criminals, ” says national robbery coordinator Jos van der stap.
When the Dutch banks two years ago, the atms better kept at plofkrakers that gas explosions caused the geldbakken, put criminals heavy explosives as answer. Mostly homemade bombs with explosive material from heavy fireworks or grenades cause heavy damage.
Also this year there was a sudden increase of the number of plofkraken in Belgium. There is reason to suspect that in some cases it comes to gangs, which is also our Dutch neighbours are active.