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KPN removes stocks from Amsterdam stores due to wave of robberies

Most KPN stores in the Amsterdam region no longer have telephones in stock. The telecom company has emptied the shops because of the many armed robberies of telephone shops in recent weeks, especially in Amsterdam-Zuidoost.

The KPN store on Bijlmerplein has been closed since Thursday last week. That happened after the establishment was robbed twice in one week. Competitive telephone shops on Bijlmerplein have also been targeted in recent weeks, one still today.

“The impact of such robberies on our employees is great, also among colleagues who work in other stores,” says a KPN spokesperson. The company has twelve telephone shops in the Amsterdam region. By removing the stocks, KPN wants to prevent robbers from striking there too.

Phones are only in stock at a few branches where KPN considers the chance of a robbery small. In addition, at a number of stores, customers have to ring the bell before they can enter, as with some jewelers.

Sell ​​less

“We want our employees to do their work as safely as possible,” says the spokesperson. “If we can sell fewer phones as a result, then we’ll pay for it.”

At stores that remain open, customers can still try out phones and receive advice, but they can no longer immediately take a device with them. Phones ordered are delivered the next day.

In any case, the measures will remain in force until the wave of robberies is over. KPN sees no reason to take such measures in other regions as well.

KPN removes stocks from Amsterdam stores due to wave of robberies
Source link KPN removes stocks from Amsterdam stores due to wave of robberies

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