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Photos of Rotterdam robbers to be displayed on big screens

Monday 23 April 2012

Rotterdam police, justice officials and city council are to use advertising hoardings to display photographs of wanted armed robbers, the Telegraaf reports on Monday.

The hoarding on the Beurstraverse street in the city centre and others in supermarkets will display security camera photographs of crimes which have not yet been solved.

The photos, which will be displayed from Friday, are currently online on the police website to give the perpetrators time to give themselves up.

Earlier this year, justice ministry officials in Rotterdam used hoardings to display photographs of football hooligans - most of whom came forward, the Telegraaf says.

© DutchNews.nl



 

Readers' Comments

So are you guilty til proven innocent in the Dutch system?

By jason buttle | 23 April 2012 3:31 PM

No, Jason, you only get your photo on display if it is taken during the course of a crime. If you are NOT robbing a place there won't be a photo.

By glenneboy | 23 April 2012 4:40 PM

Jason: Right... Maybe the individuals concerned have a perfectly valid excuse for demanding money with menaces while brandishing a gun :)

By glenn_uk | 23 April 2012 4:46 PM

Jason, your comment is bogus. The public display of footage of criminal activity is another tool good citizens will have to thwart wannabe criminals and to catch the current ones.

By Roland | 23 April 2012 5:05 PM

Isn't it common practice in lots of countries to display pictures of people wanted by the judicial system?

By pepe | 23 April 2012 5:08 PM

If you're a wanted armed robber, I'm not sure how innocent you could possibly be...

By fortuner | 23 April 2012 5:27 PM

@Jaston buttle
No, you are not proven anything till you are brought in front of the court of the law. The pictures are to be displayed to bring them to the court of law for a fair trial.

By NonDutch | 23 April 2012 5:54 PM

The proper word is Billboard (not hoarding) and I think it's a splendid idea!!

By Gerry | 23 April 2012 11:52 PM

@Pepe, Isn't it common practice in lots of countries to display pictures of people wanted by the judicial system?

No, but I know for a fact, that in the USA & Canada, they publish your name in the papers until proven innocent... Nice?

By Jan K. | 24 April 2012 4:22 AM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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