Police track burglars through snow

2013-01-15 16:01
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The Hague - Dutch police have tracked down a pair of burglars trying to break into a tennis club by following their footprints in freshly fallen snow.

As the first heavy snow of the winter blanketed much of the Netherlands on Tuesday, police say officers noticed foot prints in the early hours of the morning in Maassluis, near Rotterdam.

They followed the tracks and found two men trying to break into a tennis club.

Police say the officers chased down one man, but the second burglar escaped after fast-falling snow covered his tracks.

The heavy overnight snow caused chaos on Dutch roads, with authorities measuring more than 1 000km of traffic jams in the morning rush hour.

Several flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport also were cancelled or delayed by the winter weather.

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