In the autumn of 1985, a eerie of violent and bloody robberies of Belgian supermarket abruptly came to an end.
A group of unknown criminals, referred to as ‘The gang of Nivelles’, was held responsible for these heinous acts.
Between March 1982 and November 1985, the Gang of Nivelles committed 23 robberies and other crimes.
In all, 28 people were killed, Jan Rosseel father was one of them.
The excessive violence used by the gang, was out of all proportion to the modest loot of 175000 euro. In spite of a thorough police investigation, a file of almost 3 million pages, found evidence and witness accounts, the perpetrators were never apprehended. This period of terror and violence will remain one of the the darkest pages in Belgian history.
Review by PETER WATERSCHOOT on urbanautica