Thursday 12 April 2012 -Roads were closed south of Nieuwegein for a time on Thursday morning following an armed raid on a money transport company in the town in the early hours.
Police say the company G4S was attacked at around 4.30am. A gang of several men used explosives to blast through a side door but staff inside managed to get to safety and no-one was hurt, according to media reports.
Eyewitnesses later reported seeing two cars, thought to be Audis, heading of in a southerly direction at top speed. Motorways in the area were closed and police helicopters used to try to trace the vehicles. According to news agency Novum, the hunt was hampered by misty conditions.
It is not clear if the gang got away with any money, Novum said. According to Nos television, the cars may have been heading for the border and there are reports international police forces have been alerted.
Last June a Brinks depot in Amsterdam was raided in a similar fashion and also involving two getaway cars, one of which crashed in the chase, leading the gang to hijack another vehicle. Two men from Amsterdam and a Belgian have been arrrested in connection with that raid.