On September 6th at 2.20 pm an armed robbery occurred in a pharmacy in Ninove. The pharmacist was grabbed and pushed away. The perpetrator had the pharmacist open the cash register under threat of a knife. The suspect fled with the money.
The services immediately drove to the spot. Assistance was provided by other local teams and the PZ Denderleeuw-Haaltert. During the patrol we were informed by an alert citizen about the presence of a suspicious person in the vicinity. This person could be located and met the description of the person as the perpetrator of the facts. The person concerned, aged 15, was found in possession of the stolen sum of money. The minor, no stranger to the courts, was deprived of his liberty and arrested. At the request of the Halle-Vilvoorde public prosecutor’s office, the person concerned was brought before the juvenile court in Brussels. The minor was placed in a youth institution.”