Zeebrugge is a small tourist city and it’s residents have had enough of the skyrocketing number of crimes since the arrival of migrants in their city, Belgian newspaper HLN reports.
Zeebruge is a seafront village on the coast of Belgium with hotels, cafés, a marina and a beach. However, since the arrival of migrants, crime has increased so much it has convinced the residents to take care of the problems themselves rather than waiting on police.
“It’s a very bad idea (…) in recent days, there have been twelve robberies, but it’s dangerous to suppose they have all been commit by migrants”, said the local police, who confirms, nonetheless, the recent wave of crime.
“We are asking to everybody to abide by the law and alert the police of suspicious activity. It’s the only correct solution” explained Reenat Landuyt, Zeebrugge’s mayor.
It is also a common occurrence to see migrants lying in the streets, sleeping in public parks and around the local church, according to HLN.