The infamous Heineken kidnapper Frans Meijer has been shot by police while allegedly planning a robbery with his son.
Mejir, 66, was gunned down by an officer on Tuesday morning in the Staatsliedenbuurt district of Amsterdam.
He is believed to have sustained several gunshot wounds before being taken to hospital. His condition is unknown.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf writes police were called after a member of the public reported a ‘suspicious situation’ involving two men.
When police arrived and confronted the pair, believed to be Meijer and his son, they both ran off and a chase ensued.
One of them was said to have been carrying a firearm.
According to the police, a situation arose which resulted in an officer on a motorbike shooting Meijer.
Unconfirmed reports say Meijer’s son was the other man, who surrendered to police.
It is alleged that the pair planned to commit a robbery in the Staatsliedenbuurt area of the city.
He is one of the most famous underworld figures in Dutch crime history.
Along with Willem Holleeder, Cor van Hout, Jan Boellaard and Martin Erkamps, he abducted beer magnate Freddy Heineken and his driver Ab Doderer in 1983.