Quito Ecuador: Authorities warn of burglary increases when homes are left alone during Christmas

Posted on December 20, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador

Elcomercio.com.ec reported a this time of Christmas and new year is when the risk is increased. Suspects take advantage of they are not owners or an oversight during a family reunion to perpetrate theft or assault on houses. According to the statistics of the Observatory Metropolitan de Seguridad Ciudadana (CSOM), robbery with assault real estate complaints fell 497 between January and October 2012 to 327 in similar period of this year. But experts advise to take more precautions to avoid a robbery in their homes. According to figures from the Prosecutor’s Office, ‘case’ mode (forcing doors or windows to enter) has more complaints in Quito, with 60% of the 2582 presented between January and October 2013. Another way that persists, according to the police, is the round in which suspects mislead victims pretending to be by public officials or services such as telephony or cable television companies. The potential victims to see that they have identification (fake) let him enter and that is when they take advantage to commit the crime. Read Article


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