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Dutch bitcoin trader tortured with a 'heavy drill' in violent robbery • CCN
Melanie Kramer:
<p>Dutch publication <a href="https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/3195788/gruwelijke-marteloverval-met-boor-bij-bitcoinhandelaar">De Telegraaf reporting</a> indicates that three robbers, somewhat disguised as police, invaded the cryptocurrency trader’s home. The man was threatened with firearms and seriously injured with a ‘heavy drill’, according to the report.

After an hour-long ordeal for the man and his daughter, the suspects left and are now being hunted as part of a major investigation. A fifteen-strong team of Dutch police, usually in charge of murder investigations, are working on the case. The team’s allocation shows the seriousness of the incident and Dutch authorities focus on solving the crime. There is no information to suggest that his cryptocurrency holdings were stolen.

De Telegraaf’s research discovered the victim was a cryptocurrency trader, which local police sources confirmed. The man reportedly worked in Italy and Thailand. The house in Drenthe, the Netherlands, where the incident took place had apparently been purchased in cash by the owner.

De Telegraaf outlines another recent case in the Netherlands, where an Enschede man was jailed for laundering two million Euros worth of bitcoin.

Criminals not only target legitimate cryptocurrency owners but also those known for money laundering using bitcoin and other digital currencies.</p>


Worth recalling that those violent scenes you see in films or read in books are inspired by real events. Gruesome real events. I wouldn't like to be trying to remember a long private key while someone held a drill bit near some part of my body with intent. And yet this story will give you an involuntary laugh if you visit the page and look at the stock photo chosen for the illustration.
bitcoin  robbery 
15 days ago by charlesarthur
How an Olympic Hopeful Robbed 26 Banks on His Bike
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exceptional  cycling  olympics  chicago  libertyville  story  bank  robbery  California  illinois  bike  custom  oakland  mexico  crack  homeless  university 
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The John Sheppard Affair - JiM - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
John Sheppard is a bored Boston real estate mogul who plans bank robberies between board meetings. Rodney McKay is the expert insurance investigator sent to bring him down.
au  crossover  o:thief  p:rodney/john  f:sga  robbery 
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SGA fic: Abilene: nilahasi
“This is a hold-up,” said the man striding in the front door, his voice muffled by the bandanna covering most of his face.
rating:nc-17  western!au  au  est  p:rodney/john  f:sga  robbery 
august 2018 by miss_speller

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