Mexico City, Mexico: Notorious Colombian Hotel Thief Detained, other suspect at large

Posted on August 31, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico / Mario Torres /machine translated/ José Mauricio Prieto Salamanca, a 36-year-old Colombian , was arrested last Friday in the vicinity of a Cuauhtemoc delegation hotel.

Prieto Salamanca is related to four reports of theft in different hotels located in the Polanco, Santa Fe and Roma colonies. The Colombian has a history of robbery in Brazil, the United States and Panama, in the last two countries has a warrant for arrest.

The subject is the person who entered through the revolving door of a hotel in Mexico City, as seen in a video. (NOT SHOWN)

Upon entering the hotel, a security element receives it and asks questions. Without releasing the phone, the delinquent leaves.Later, Jose Mauricio is caught in the elevator of another hotel, where his accomplice also speaks by telephone.


Jose Gil Garcia, chief of the police chief of the Public Security Secretariat of Mexico City (SSP-CDMX), explained that the Colombian has an accomplice and that both were dedicated to stealing at hotels in Reforma, Centro Histórico y Santa Faith.

These people were stolen from the complete luggage or computers, telephones, anything of value that had the guests, “said Gil Garcia.

In another hotel, the delinquent carried a false credential that credited it like journalist.

According to the authorities, the alleged assailants pose as businessmen, tourists or reporters.

When there was a relevant event, such as conventions, were introduced to hotels with a badge that said journalist or press and thus managed to sneak or reach the place where there were conventions of an international character, “said chief of the SSP Police Chief Of the CDMX. The authorities look for the other accomplice who apparently is also of foreign origin.

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