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Main Suspect in fatal armored truck heist vanishes

Santo Domingo.- The fatal armored truck heist at Bella Vista Mall was two months ago Monday, but the authorities have yet to apprehend John Emilio Percival Matos, whom the National Police and the National District Office of the Prosecutor say is the ringleader of a group of dangerous robbers.

The heist during which an armored truck guard was gunned down and another seriously hurt netted the assailants around RD$3 million.

After the authorities accused the former Army 1st Lt. Percival Matos, son of retired Gen. Rafael Percival Peña, it was announced that the alleged robber would be handed over to police through Human Rights Committee representative Manuel Mercedes.

But the police officers’ alleged involvement in organizing the heist aborted the handover as Percival Matos feared for his life, after which Mercedes said he had lost contact with the country’s most wanted fugitive.

Source: DT

Nov 16, 2016

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