On Tuesday morning, a masked and armed man tried to rob Lotton sewing goods shop Creafinne in Oosterzele. He had to run off without loot.
The robber threatened the business owner with a firearm, after which she ran out of the store in a panic. The robber then fled. The police were notified and started a search in collaboration with the federal police. A police helicopter and sniffer dogs were also used. The intensive search was called off around 12 noon with no results.