Portoviejo, Ecuador: In Four Days alleged fake police committing home robberies

Posted on March 25, 2018 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency

eldiario.ec / In just four days, criminals pretending to be police officers committed three robberies in homes.

The victims said they filed complaints with the authorities and hope that this will be investigated and the assailants will be captured.
María (protected name) is one of those harmed. She said that at noon on Monday, when her husband arrived from the street at his home, in the Riochico parish of Portoviejo, several armed criminals entered a few minutes later.
“‘You are under arrest for selling drugs,’ they told my husband. They immobilized the people who were inside the house and began to search the whole place, “the victim said.
The woman added that the thieves took $ 500 in cash, a water pump and other valuables, and then escaped in a double-cab vehicle.
“They said they were cops, but they were in normal clothes,” the woman said.
The dawn of the past Friday a group of delinquents, this time yes dressed as policemen, they got to rob in a house of the Crucita parish and they shot a patrol car, same situation happened in the corner San Vicente the night of last Thursday. Read Article


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