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Police links general’s son to another heist

Santo Domingo.- The National Police on Monday linked the son of retired general Rafael Percival Peña, John Emilio Percival Matos, to an assault in August of a messenger in the La Sirena department store in the subdivision , Villa Mella, where four people were injured and RD$1.4 million were stolen.

Retired general Rafael Percival Peña, the father of a suspect in the fatal heist of an armored truck heist, on Monday said at 9:31pm Sunday, “as many as 100 agents searched my house. What’s most strange is that it was at night,”

Percival, speaking on Hoy Mismo, Channel 9, said the police “broke down the gate and searched the whole house.  When they entered, I asked them where was the prosecution official, then they put two M16 rifles at my chest.”

“They are in their right to investigate, but they violated the law by not being accompanied by officials of the Justice Ministry.”

File. The National Police on Sunday identified two of the alleged perpetrators of the armored truck heist at Bella Vista Mall last Wednesday, which killed on guard and seriously injured another.

Arrest warrants were issued against former Army Lt. John Emilio Percival Matos and Brayan Peter Felix Paulino, and registered in the Immigration Agency and Interpol on Sept. 17.

Contradiction

On Sunday however, police spokesman Nelson Rosario said the perpetrators have yet to be identified and investigate their whereabouts.

The robbery occurred around 7pm in the front esplanade of Bella Vista Mall in the upscale sector of the same name, when a man with an assault rifle shot the two guards, killing one and wounding the other.

The robbers fled with an alleged sum of over RD$3 million.

Source: DT

Sep 19, 2016

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