Haitian workers trapped thieves
In the sugar mill town of Esperanza in the northeastern province of Valverde, Haitian workers captured two thieves after they stole RD$1,000 from a Dominican, according to police reports on Wednesday, 24 August 2016. According to the report, the Haitian workers intervened to help the Dominican who had been robbed.
A police patrol then had to intervene to prevent the workers from lynching the thieves.
One of those arrested is named Blanco Piet, 27, who was injured in his left knee and wrist by the workers and is currently being treated in the Jose Maria Cabral y Baez University Hospital in Santiago under custody.
According to the police the victim was Esteban Ramirez Gomera, 38, who was robbed by Piet and another Haitian, Remy Jean Baptiste who was also detained by the workers and handed over to the police. The two men are being arraigned by the Justice Department in order to stand trial.
As reported in Listin Diario, Haitian Calixto Joseph Paul explained the reaction saying that there are many respectable and hard working Haitians who live in the Dominican Republic and are embarrassed when their fellow countrymen commit crimes that affect the hard earned reputation of other Haitian residents.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Aug 27, 2016
Category: DR News |