Brazil: Federal Deputy in Tocantins Assaulted, Has Car Stolen

Posted on April 15, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Police/Military Activity, Politics

On April 12, 2013, Conexão Tocantins reported that Osvaldo Reis (PMDB), federal deputy from the state of Tocantins, was assaulted this weekend by thieves near the city of Imperatriz. They stole his truck, a Toyota Hilux, as well as close to R$10,000 worth of personal items. Police had to chase the suspects all the way into the state of Maranhão, where at least one was finally caught after an exchange of gunfire. Thiago Mariano Pereira dos Santos, 31, was arrested after the shootout and confessed to being part of the gang. The other men were caught later, and the report identifies them as Lorinho and Baixim. Read Article

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