The Public Prosecution Service is offering the tip money of 30,000 euros to the two tipsters who ensured that the fugitive Lucky (49) – the suspect in the fatal shooting at a shopping center in Zwijndrecht – could be arrested. “Two tipsters came up with information that turned out to be very valuable to the investigation team. That is why it has been decided that both will receive part of the remuneration.”
Minh Nghia V., who had been on the run since the January 21 shooting, was arrested two weeks ago in Schiedam. The council chamber of the court in Rotterdam decided on Thursday to extend the pretrial detention by ninety days.
“Under the leadership of the Public Prosecution Service, the Rotterdam detective has deployed a lot of capacity and various investigative resources to arrest the suspect. For example, observation teams were deployed, phones were tapped and camera images were viewed on a large scale,” said a spokesman for the OM. In addition, raids took place at various addresses and attention was drawn to the case several times in the investigation programs Bureau Rijnmond and Opsporing Requested.
Eventually, two tipsters led the police to Lucky, whereupon he could be arrested. It was still unclear whether they would receive the tip money that the OM had offered. “But the reward will be paid,” said the spokesman.
Both part of the reward
“Two tipsters came up with information that turned out to be very valuable to the investigation team. It has therefore been decided that both will receive part of the remuneration. These persons have now been informed of this. Due to the privacy and security of these tipsters, no further information can be given about this.”
Meanwhile, the police and the Public Prosecution Service are still fully engaged in the investigation, even now that the suspect is in custody. The focus is now even more on mapping the events and on people who helped the suspect during his flight to evade justice.
View footage of the arrest here.
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