Groningen man sentenced to 9 years in prison and TBS for gross home robberies in Anreep and Vlaardingen

A 31-year-old man from Groningen has been sentenced to nine years in prison and TBS with compulsory treatment for violent home robberies in Vlaardingen and Anreep (near Assen) in 2022. The sentence is equal to the demand of the Public Prosecution Service (OM).

The residents were tied up and abused. A heavily pregnant woman was the victim of brutal violence in the home in Vlaardingen. The residents of a home in the Anreep area, near Assen, thought they saw a meal delivery person at their doorstep in December 2022. When opening the door, the resident was pushed inside.

His partner and mother were tied up and had a cloth over their heads. They heard how the resident was abused and threatened for hours. The robbers threatened to drown and set fire. They wanted the key to the safe. The robbers left in the early morning and the victims raised the alarm.

The robbers were tipped off by a 19-year-old man from Rolde. There are said to be thousands of euros in the safe in that home. The teenager had heard this at the party of the victims’ (grand)son. The robbers tried to open the safe with a grinder, but failed. They also stole bottles of drinks, keys and crockery.

The teenager was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for his role in this, of which almost 2 years were conditional. The boy was also sentenced for drug trafficking. A 41-year-old man from Enschede has been sentenced to six years in prison and TBS with compulsory treatment for the home invasion in Anreep. His sentence also does not deviate from the previously proposed sentence.

The man from Enschede is also partly responsible for entering a home at Van Swinderenhof in Assen. The resident was assaulted. A 36-year-old man from Den Helder has been sentenced to four years in prison for the home invasion in Vlaardingen and a home burglary in Gieten.

A 23-year-old man from Assen was involved in the home invasion in Vlaardingen. He was sentenced to four years in prison. Three years less than required. This was because the judge found three home burglaries not proven. A 36-year-old man from Rotterdam must serve four years for tipping off the robbers about valuable goods in the home in Vlaardingen.

Six years was demanded against the Rotterdammer. The man was actually known to the residents. He was a guest at their wedding. After the robbery of the house in Anreep, the robbers were able to enter the home of a 45-year-old man from Assen. The man in his forties was also involved in the assault in the home at Van Swinderenhof.

He admitted that he had dumped the bags of clothing and goods that the robbers had used in a container. He was sentenced to 40 months in prison. The man from Assen was sentenced to two years in prison. The contribution of a (then) 15-year-old boy to the house robbery in Vlaardingen was remarkable. He was previously sentenced to one year of youth detention and youth TBS for this.

The victims of the home robberies in Vlaardingen and Anreep have been awarded compensation of 20,000 and 38,000 euros.