Student - 2 november 2017

Students mugged on the campus

Tessa Louwerens

Two Wageningen students were victims of muggings on campus early in October. The police have no leads on the culprit(s) to date.

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The two muggings took place between ten and eleven o’clock in the evening of Monday 9 October in the area of the Akkermaalsbos near the Mondriaanlaan. One of the two women was robbed of money at knife point. The other attempted mugging failed.

The police appealed for witnesses online, in the hope of collecting evidence about the guilty party or parties. Unfortunately, no one has come forward, says spokesperson Paul Koetsier of the East Netherlands police. Surveillance in the area has been intensified, but Koetsier says there have been no further incidents of this kind. Detective work has not turned up any leads.

WUR’s security team has been patrolling extra on campus during evening hours since the attack. Spokesperson Simon Vink: ‘We feel responsible for security on campus, and we want to do everything we can to contribute to it’. Vink appeals to everyone to report anything suspicious they see, and any occasions on which they feel unsafe. ‘And if something happens, call 112 and report it.’