8 robbers arrested after assaulting American journalists in Sosua, who came to cover tragic death of Oscar Taveras
PUERTO PLATA Last night (Oct 29, 2014) through effective intelligence work by the National Police officers eight men were arrested, accused of stealing several belongings inside a vehicle of the two American journalists who came to the area to cover interment outfielder Oscar Taveras.
According to police spokesman; licensed Colonel José Armando Brito Melo, the eight arrested were identified as Alexander Tavares Batista (The Durito) 18, Freddy Rosario Almonte, 26, Francis Castillo (Palli) 20, Pedrito Lopez Diaz, 27, Jhoel Mejia Rosario 27 Haitian nationals and Yusef Orsun 21, Yonit Torcina 21 and Frigane Onaltal 20, all residents of the areas Castles, Sosúa Abajo, La Union and Villa Nazareth.
They were accused of breaking the glass of the back door of a Fiat car, in which American journalists Christoper Lee and Derrick Stephen Gold traveled, the journalists work for the major league team; St. Louis Cardinals. They left their car parked outside the cemetery while covering the funeral of Oscar Taveras, who died in a traffic accident last Sunday.
The American journalists reported to the National Police, that criminals stole two brown bags containing two laptops Apple and Lenovo, key chain, lens and battery professional camera, a red bag with three cell phone chargers, cell phone, four books, two books of note, two hearing aids, a multipurpose knife and several items of clothing from various brands.
In the next few hours these eight criminals got arrested for stealing the belongings worth of thousands of dollars. They will be sent to the Tax Office of Puerto Plata where they will be prosecuted in the courts and punished on charges of aggravated robbery against private property. The stolen belongings of American journalists were mostly recovered.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
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