Ibarra, Ecuador: Passengers of Bus Traveling Quito – Ibarra Assaulted

According to ElNorte.ec, passengers of the transportation cooperative, Aerotaxi were assaulted on the route from Quito to Ibarra, Thursday July 21st. Passengers say that four people, who boarded the bus in Calderon, did not look like criminals. However, passengers say that on the route between Tabacundo-Cajas, the four people took out weapons and began their assault on passengers. The assailants asked for all the passengers’ belongings while holding the driver at gunpoint. The passengers’ say after the belongings were handed over the assailants abandoned the bus in the middle of nowhere. Police say during the last week there has been three other complaints of assaults in the same sector the Aerotaxi assault occurred. Police are continuing to investigate the people committing the assaults and whether it is gang related.Read Article

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