Police officer is involved in the Armored truck heist in Bella Vista
Santo Domingo.- The alleged involvement of a National Police officer in the armored truck heist ??at Bella Vista Mall, where a security guard was gunned down and another seriously wounded, has kept the main suspect John Percival from surrendering via the National Human Rights Commission.
In a visit to the courthouse at Ciudad Nueva, Commission president Manuel Maria Mercedes said that situation makes Percival fear for his life.
“Percival Matos has not been handed over to the authorities because he fears for his life, apparently a police officer is also found involved.”
He said he lost contact with Percival since Wednesday afternoon, noting that even visited several places trying to resume contact, unsuccessfully and urged him to contact him prior to surrendering.
Mercedes said he even met with National Police spokesman Nelson Rosario, who guaranteed they’ll adopt all measures to ensure his safety. “The police gave me assurances that they will not interfere if human rights or media to contact Percival Matos to hand him over to the authorities.”
In addition to the armored truck heist at Bella Vista Mall, Percival, a former Army 1st Lieutenant, is accused of the Aug. 4.armed robbery at the department store Multicenter La Sirena in Villa Mella.
Sep 22, 2016
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