Quito Ecuador Airport: 102 reported robberies of individuals Jan. through Aug. 2012

Posted on September 15, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Latin America Aviation, TRAVEL

From January to August this year, the airport sector there have been 102 robberies people.

Yesterday, police officers in the field revealed that the airport operates four criminal groups allegedly involved in robbing people. Researchers know this method as ‘descuideros’. That is, the strangers take advantage of times when users leave their belongings for minutes and take them. The number 2 subcircuit Police, which patrols the outside of the airport, is on file at least 15 photographs of alleged members of one of the largest illegal organizations operating in the sector. The police estimate that one of these networks make up at least 30 people. The three remaining bands would consist of three or four people. How do they operate? The suspects come with suits, ties, glasses or confused and briefcases loaded with passengers. These data are part of an official investigation. There are cases in which even has network of 30 branches. A support group subtracted objects, others give alert (‘ringers’) and the rest managed to escape vehicles. Read Article

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