Cerro Santa Ana Guayaquil Ecuador, police increase presence to counter tourist crimes

Posted on September 29, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Latin America Travel

More control and patrols ordered in cerro Santa Ana

Eluniverso.com reported the nightlife in the Santa Ana Hill is a tourist attraction in Guayaquil; However, the visitors take precautions to prevent crime through the 444 steps of this place.

One of the latest cases took place on 17 September when six young intercepted on the step 5 355 Paraguayan tourists who stole their belongings.

Last Saturday, as usual, nocturnal activity began at 19:00 when foreign and domestic tourists began to arrive in the bars, restaurants and nightclubs, while a group of motorized of District 9 of October of police were guarding the lower area of the Hill.

First Cape of police Daniel Andrade says that the soldiers of the night round remain until 04:00 in which close the premises or until all are removed.

The uniformed mentions that they provide relief to victims of bands who drugs them with scopolamine, to rob them. It adds that another job is to prohibit that liquor in public spaces, will be swallowed to avoid fights and street fights.

Despite the police presence residents remain in distress by the theft. “The crooks are in these sectors, many come from across the Hill, after stealing flee through the stairs and are hidden by the sector known as Boca del Pozo”, says an inhabitant who preferred not to be identified. Read Article


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