January 22, 2021

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The police suspect a connection between attacks on Polish supermarkets

The police suspect a connection between attacks on Polish supermarkets


Photo: ANP

Police suspect that there is a link between the five attacks on Polish supermarkets that have taken place since December last year. The police also take great account of the fact that a group of perpetrators are responsible for the explosions, as stated in the investigation request program.

The shops are so-called Polish supermarkets, but are run by Iraqi Kurds. After the explosions in supermarkets in Aalsmeer, Heeswijk-Dinther and Beverwijk in December, things remained quiet for a while. On the night from Sunday to Monday there was another attack on a Polish supermarket. This time the Warszawa XL store on Paletplein in Tilburg was the destination. In Opsporing Verzocht it was reported that the family who own the company in Tilburg also run the supermarkets in Aalsmeer and Beverwijk.

A photo of a suspect likely involved in the Heeswijk-Dinther explosion was released in December. That led to a number of tips, but the golden tip wasn’t one of them.

The remains of canisters, believed to be of the same type, were found in several attacks. These are yellow canisters that are for sale at Shell gas stations. The canisters may have been filled at a gas station shortly before the attacks.