Crypto Trader Catastrophe Gets Robbed And Tortured With A Drill In The Netherlands
Although we have written several times about frauds and scams in the cryptocurrency space that affected individuals and investors in the space there are some attacks that harm people’s life. A Bitcoin (BTC) trader has been recently attacked by a group of robbers that tortured him to steal his BTC holdings.
This is something that happened a few days ago in the Netherlands. Although this is not the first attack of this kind, this shocks the cryptocurrency community as a whole.
The attack occurred back on Sunday, February 10 in Zuideind. This is also one of many robberies that happened in the region and that local authorities are investigating. According to De Telegraaf, the victim named Tjeerd H. and his daughter were affected by the attack.
The thieves entered Tjeerd’s home with bulletproofs vests, police jackets and also balaclavas. The daughter of the trader was present at the time of the attack and saw when the attackers demanded Bitcoin to the trader. Due to several injuries, the victim was sent to the hospital.
There is no information on whether the trader sent the funds he had or not. This is something that is currently being investigated. The report explains that there are fifteen police investigators working on the matter. Apparently, the attackers had Moroccan accents and left the place using an Audi A6.
WhalePanda, a popular crypto investor and Bitcoin maximalist, warned traders to take care of themselves. According to him, the thieves were not able to get his Bitcoin.
"Bitcoin trader tortured with drill" in the Netherlands.
The robbers were dressed as police with bulletproof vests and masks and they made his 4 year old daughter watch as they were torturing him. He survived but was heavily wounded.
— WhalePanda (@WhalePanda) February 23, 2019
Back in February 2018, thieves in Taiwan stole 18 Bitcoins to a trader and his friend that tried to sell the digital asset for cash. Police arrived at the scene after receiving a call about a dispute. One man was detained but other tow left the place.
It is always important to securely store private keys and share responsibility with the closest family. Private keys are very important because they provide ownership to the investors.