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Giovannie Rivera

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On 20 June 2022, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service included Giovannie Rivera in the National Wanted Persons List. In the 1990s, Giovannie Rivera was convicted for hostage-taking in a prison and armed bank robbery. He still has to serve his sentence in the Netherlands, which is why he is wanted.

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On 23 December 1992, Giovannie Rivera was involved in an armed robbery of a bank in Dordrecht (NL).Rivera was arrested a month later. The Court of Appeal sentenced him to a term of imprisonment of 4 years for the robbery. In addition, Rivera was involved in hostage-taking in a prison in Hoogeveen (NL) in 1992. He was sentenced to 2.5 years’ imprisonment for taking prison employees hostage, theft of the getaway car, and possession of a firearm.

Rivera only served part of his sentence, as he was extradited to Germany in 1994, where he had to serve a 7-year sentence, also for robbery. When he had served his sentence in Germany, he was NOT extradited back to the Netherlands, but was released, because the offence he still has to serve a sentence for in the Netherlands was extinguished by limitation in Germany.


In the past, Rivera used various aliases. He may still do this. Known aliases are:

  • Giovanni(e) Martin
  • Christoph Martin
  • Hans Dieter
  • Chris de Haan
  • Michael de Haan

Possible place of residence

Rivera is resident in Germany. He may still travel frequently through Europe, for instance to visit family and friends. Rivera has relatives in Italy and may still have various contacts in the Netherlands.


Have you seen Giovannie Rivera or do you think you know his whereabouts? Do not approach him yourself, but contact the police. Call the police tip-off line at free phone number 0800-6070, or have a confidential consultation with the National Intelligence Team at number 088-661 77 34. If you call from another country, you can contact the NIT at +31 79 345 9800.


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1.80 m.
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Ginger, greying by now