Criminal gangs, thieves operating outside of Mall areas in Quito Ecuador

Posted on November 22, 2011 • Filed under: Business, Crime, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

The assaults in and around shopping centers are recurrent in Quito, especially for users who withdraw money from the banking agencies (sacapintas). The Metropolitan Public Safety Observatory (CSOM) reports that this year there were more complaints in the city of sacapintas. From January to September 2009 81 events were reported, while in the same period of 2010 and 2011 there were 115 and 132, respectively. Read Article

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