At the request of the municipality of Oosterzele, the local police is carrying out extra supervision at businesses that sell games of chance after someone tried to rob a newsagent in Oosterzele on Tuesday.
On Tuesday morning, July 12, 2022, someone tried to rob a newsagent in Oosterzele. The suspect fled without taking anything. No one was injured. The local police, together with the federal police, started a search with a police helicopter and sniffer dogs. The search was called off around noon.
As a result of this incident, the municipality has asked the local police zone Region Rhode & Schelde to be extra vigilant. Acting mayor Christ Meuleman: “The local police will be extra vigilant in the entire police zone with regard to businesses that sell games of chance.”