Dangerous “Tattoo-killer” on the loose after cutting ankle bracelet

A convicted torturer and suspected murderer has cut his ankle bracelet and made a run for it, the National Public Prosecutor’s Office says. 

Cor Pijnen was enjoying a conditional release after serving two-thirds of his sentence for attempted murder. However, on Tuesday evening the ankle bracelet was no longer detectable. Police suspect it has been cut off his ankle. Pijnen is nicknamed ‘The Eel’ because he has managed to escape on multiple occasions.

The 36-year-old is also suspected of the torture and murder of Onno Kuut in 2009. He’s part of a group referred to as the Tattoo-killers because of the identical tattoos of Chinese characters they have on their backs. A judge has previously referred to the group as professional murderers.

A specialised police investigation team has been deployed to track down the fugitive. He was last spotted in Schiedam on Tuesday, January 21.

Have you seen Pijnen?

Pijnen is 1.75 metres tall, with a slender build. His most discerning feature is the striking tattoos placed all over his body, in particular, Chinese characters on his back and arm and a dragon on his chest. He may be using an alias.

Police warn that Pijnen could be armed and dangerous. If you spot him do not approach, but call 112. If you know where he is staying call the tracking service on 0800-6070.

Feature Image: Police
Samantha Dixon 🇦🇺
Sam isn’t great at being Dutch. Originally hailing from Australia, she came to study in the Netherlands without knowing where the country was on a map. She once accidentally ordered the entire ice-cream menu at Smullers. She still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Dutch Quirk #15: Cram oliebollen into their mouths as soon as it gets cold

Well, it's officially oliebollen season in the Netherlands, so it's only appropriate to address this quirk now while it's fresh, and happening en masse...

Adolf Hitler has a valid QR code: Ministry of Health is trying to find out why

The past year and a half have been weird, but clearly, we haven’t seen it all yet — the Ministry of Health, Welfare and...

Dutch Quirk #1: Swearing with diseases (even cancer)

So, you’re sitting there on the train or walking on the street when you see some tall Dutch teenagers in their Adidas shoes and...

The latest Dutch news.
In your inbox.