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Armed robbery at Clinica Abreu, Santo Domingo

A man who has yet to be identified and caught robbed the mother of a child hospitalized with dengue on the fourth floor of Clinica Abreu in Santo Domingo on Sunday, 14 August 2016. The man posed as a patient visiting the Referencia Laboratory for lab tests, and then robbed the caretaker of the patient in the hospital room. He told the patients to go into the bathroom while he stole their personal belongings, as reported in El Nacional.

Rafael Duval said that his wife Melisa Llaveria was looking after their 10-year old daughter when they were robbed in room 408 between 6:30-7pm. The thief stole his wife’s handbag with RD$1,500 in cash and her documents.

He also entered room 409 where a niece of journalist Maribel Lozada was being treated, but was not able to take anything.

The thief was described as white, black hair, almost six feet tall, 40-45 years of age. He was wearing a yellow polo shirt and blue jeans.

El Nacional reports that the thief also tried to enter room 407, but was locked out by a woman accompanying the patient there.

General Ney Bautista of the Police Central Criminal Investigations department said an investigation is underway, which includes checking the surveillance videos.

As reported, the clinic returned the RD$1,500 in cash that had been stolen to the victim and the RD$5,000 cash deposit.

Nevertheless, Duval complained that to date neither the Police nor the clinic had called him to give information on the progress of the case.

Source: DR1

Aug 20, 2016

Category: DR News |

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