Criminals in Guayaquil Ecuador prey on drivers stopped at red lights

Posted on October 23, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, TRAVEL reported to always observe your surroundings, because criminals usually attack by the driver’s side; Avoid shopping, give money or receive information with windows up and make sure doors are locked are among other security measures to avoid being victims of crime when we are driving and we must stop because the light is red.

Statistics from the Public Safety Observatory Guayaquil (OSCG) do not distinguish this form of theft of their figures on crimes against persons. According to the company, between January and September this year in the city were 4687 assaults on people while in the same period of 2011 were 4563. Modus operendi …

According to the complaints filed in the Prosecutor attached to the Guayas Judicial Police, robberies have a common denominator: the offender expects the light turns red and the driver stops the vehicle to assault. Read Article

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