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Thieves attack the Puerto Plata province as the Christmas festivities begin

PUERTO PLATA.- Thieves and assailants have subjected to constant anxiety  entrepreneurs, merchants, and ordinary citizens of the province of Puerto Plata as the Christmas festivities approach.

According to the reports by the media, citizens warn that in Puerto Plata cases of robberies have increased alarmingly.

Among the most recent rounds is the one that happened last night when two criminals armed with pistols moving aboard a motorcycle, assaulted the cashier of the lottery bank Fior in the sector Las Tres Palmas. They managed to escape with a large amount of cash.

Another assault was committed Wednesday at 8:19 p.m. in the Gutiérrez lottery bank located in the Los Maestros sector when two criminals aboard a motorcycle pointed a gun at the cashier and stripped the place off 4,000 pesos. The act was recorded on security cameras.

Robberies also occur in homes and streets to the astonishment of people who feel more insecure, they note that the surveillance and the patrolling on the part of the National Police are very slack in Puerto Plata, even more now during the Christmas times.

Ms. Juana Francisca Batista stated that the thieves entered her residence in the Torre Alta II urbanization in the early hours of yesterday, taking with them a washing machine and an iron that she had on the terrace, and the same people robbed a neighbor who had a Commercial establishment, and took cash and goods valued in thousands of pesos.

And the list goes on.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

Dec 23, 2016

Category: DR News |

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