August 18, 1988
Two fleeing West German bank robbers, after killing a teen-age hostage, crossed into the Netherlands in a hijacked bus, and then escaped in a car provided by Dutch officials, police said. They had an unidentified hostage with them, police added. The bandits earlier fatally shot a 15-year-old boy, one of 25 hostages on the bus, near Bremen before speeding off. Dutch police had surrounded the bus in the town of Hengelo.