November 25, 2020

Robbers auction off 300 stolen cheeses

Filed under: Food & Drink by Orangemaster @ 12:03 pm

A cheese farm in Lievelde, Gelderland was recently robbed of 300 cheeses in the middle of the night. Soon after, the cheeses were being sold on Dutch auction site Marktplaats. In connection with the robbery, the police caught a man and a woman (insert Bonnie and Clyde cheese joke) who were probably not the masterminds behind the operation, and have been let go.

The robbers caused between 30,000 and 40,000 euro worth of damages to the shop that thankfully is insured. Back in 2016 there was a wave of robberies in the same area, with at least six cheese farms robbed of 10,000 euro worth of cheese, including the one in Lievelde.

(Link:, Photo of Gouda by Jon Sullivan, released into the public domain by its author)

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July 26, 2019

Rotterdam police asks robbers not to run, too hot

Filed under: Weird by Orangemaster @ 12:28 pm


Rotterdam police has posted on Twitter that they’d like potential robbers not to run if told to stop because the cops won’t run in this heat. Cue jokes about fitness, but then we don’t have ‘donut shop cops’ here, cops look quite fit. But it’s too darn hot.

“Should the temperature drop under 20 degrees, we’ll run again”, they added. That’s going to take a while.

Their tweet probably won’t help. I wonder want those teenage girls helping the police catch pickpockets in Rotterdam are doing these days.

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September 5, 2013

Guilt-ridden thief brings back part of his loot

Filed under: Food & Drink,General,Weird by Orangemaster @ 1:07 pm

Thieves are not necessarily the sharpest pencils in the pencil case, but this thief, caught on camera, is slow and a bit daft.

He apparently stole a big television, but came back an hour later and put it back properly, plugging in the cables and all, which took him an hour, according to the restaurant manager.

He also stole two laptops and three bottles of whiskey, which he kept, you know, like a proper thief should.

Nobody knows yet why he brought the telly back. My guesses are:
1. He couldn’t get the drugs or other illegal things for it.
2. He couldn’t sell it.
3. He watched the match and was done with it afterwards.

(Link:, Photo of Whiskey bottles by rickerbh, some rights reserved)

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