Three arrested for Utrecht football club armed robbery

fc utrecht stadiumThree people have been arrested in connection with an armed robber at the offices of Eredivise football club FC Utrecht on Monday night.

The investigation is in full swing and no details about the arrests are being released, a police spokesman told news agency ANP.

During the robbery, a club official was threatened by ‘a weapon’ and forced to open the safe. According to media reports, one person forced their way into the offices.

Some reports say up to €100,000 in cash was in the safe, but the club has declined to comment. However, club director Wilco van Schaik said the robbery was a ‘major blow’ to the club, which has been struggling financially.

‘We are well on the way to becoming financially healthy and if money is taken away from you like this, it is a real blow,’ he said earlier this week. ‘No matter how much money was involved, every euro counts for FC Utrecht.’

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