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    Police search for culprit after a violent robbery in Molenbeek

    Footage of the De Zeeman robber. Credit: Federal Police

    Police are searching for a man who attacked and stole from the Dutch chain store, De Zeeman, located on Joseph Baeck Avenue in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, on 24 June 2019.

    The man approached the store at 5:40 PM on the evening in question. After pausing outside, he entered, threatened the cashier with a firearm, stole the register’s contents and ran away.

    The man was caught on CCTV footage. He is thought to be between 25 and 35 years old, with a heavy build and dark curly hair. The firearm used by the robber was black and silver.

    Anyone who recognises the suspect or has more information about the incident is asked to contact investigators on the toll-free number 0800.30.30.0.

    Evie McCullough
    The Brussels Times