“Bitcoin trader tortured with drill’ in the Netherlands.“ One Dutch Bitcoin trader was recently subjected to horrendous torment by three armed robbers in front of his four-year-old daughter. According to local publication De Telegraaf, man’s cryptocurrency holding might have been the main motive behind the robbery. Crypto world has witnessed numerous scams and fraud that results in greater financial losses but there are nearly no such reported activities that involve physical torture.
Despite this, where three armed robbers not only broke into the house of 38-year-old Tjeerd H. but also made him suffer from heavy drill tapping his body. This violent robbery took place on Sunday, February 10 at ten o’clock in the evening, in Drouwenerveen in Drenthe, Netherlands and it was reported by De Telegraaf and Dagblad van het Noorden.
According to a report published by the largest Dutch daily morning newspaper – De Telegraaf, the man, and his daughter heard a huge bang on the front door of the house & saw three robbers equipped with firearms. The robbers didn’t stop at threatening and went far by pulling out a heavy drill. The Moroccan-accented robbers ran the drill tapping his body and abused the victim severely. Unfortunately, his four-year-old daughter had to witness this ghastly event. After an hour-long torment, the perpetrators left the victim (injured seriously) and his daughter & are now on the radar of the team of fifteen Dutch police officers.
Fifteen police officers are currently investing in the robbery shows the seriousness of the event and dedication of the Dutch authorities to solve this issue. However, there isn’t much information available on robbers & whether the cryptocurrency holding was being stolen or not.
De Telegraaf in cooperation with Dagblad van het Noorden discovered that victim was a crypto trader, which local police sources confirmed. The research shows that H. lived and worked in Thailand & Italy. The farmhouse where this deadly robbery took a place was bought at cost half a million euros in cash, the land registry revealed. The main question of what the motive was for the robbery is still left to answer as the Netherlands police do not want to say anything about this. But research by De Telegraaf together with Dagblad van het Noorden shows that man’s crypto holdings might have been the main motive behind this crime. However, it remains unclear if H. had transferred his holdings to the robbers.