Cafe murder suspects arrested in Lisbon

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13 February 2006, AMSTERDAM — Police in the Portuguese capital Lisbon arrested two men on Sunday in connection with a triple murder in a Rotterdam café last year.

13 February 2006

AMSTERDAM — Police in the Portuguese capital Lisbon arrested two men on Sunday in connection with a triple murder in a Rotterdam café last year.

Another man was arrested in Portugal in December in relation to the killings at the 'Inn & Out' in Rotterdam.  

The former owner of the café, Alberto "Appie" Jose Frances, 34, died in the shooting along with two customers, a man from Diemen, 43, and a Rotterdam woman, 26, when shots were fired by intruders during an after-hours party on 19 November 2005.

A Moroccan woman, 23, said to be the new owner of the café, was admitted to hospital in serious condition after she was shot five times. A Rotterdam man, 35, was allowed home after receiving medical treatment.

The police refused to comment on the motive for the shooting. But other people who were in the café during a birthday party were robbed at gunpoint and then tied up. The attackers were armed with automatic weapons, witnesses said. 

The first shots were heard around 5am on Saturday morning. When the police arrived they discovered a fire had been started in the café. It was quickly extinguished and the victims' bodies were discovered.

Two years ago the café was forced to close for a few months after a shooting on the terrace.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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