Friday, April 14, 2006
Teen killed for not giving up his IPOD
A teenager was stabbed by two youths in the busy Brussels Central Railway Station late Wednesday afternoon. The young man was killed for not handing over his mp3 player.
The victim and a friend were waiting for another fiend's train to arrive at Brussels Central Rail Station.
Even during this Easter Holiday period, the ticket hall, that normally sees around 140,000 people passing through every day, was bustling at 4 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon.
Two other youths approached the couple in the ticket hall and attempted to take the victim's mp3 player.
One of the robbers produced a knife and stabbed the teenager when he resisted.
The 17-year-old was taken to Saint Peter's Hospital but died a few hours later from his wounds.
The Brussels Public Prosecutor's Office is currently investigating the case.
Good description of offenders
Police say that a good description of the two culprits has been given by the victim's friend and another witness.
So far there is no sign of the perpetrators, who are thought to be of North African origin, but police are hopeful that the incident was recorded on CCTV.