Quito Ecuador: Kidnap Express modality now part of the city’s crime scene

Posted on November 14, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, TRAVEL

Hoy.com.ec reported concerning Kidnapping Express in Quito: In 2010 there were no reports of theft in taxis, in 2011 there were two cases, and from January to August 2012 there are 17. Only 20% of victims reporting. Climbing into a taxi in recent months is becoming an ordeal for you quiteños rally called by the express kidnapping. According Macarena Valarezo, councilor of the municipality, which has been monitoring the problem, in the past two years, assault and theft in taxis has increased by 65%. “The criminals will take two hours to transform a car of any color in yellow Valarezo said. They put a taxi sign and so rob people.” According to studies conducted by the councilor, 98% of people not fixed at the time of shipment, if the nameplate is orange. “In the taxi there from robbery to rape Valarezo said., 55% of all these crimes happening in yellow cabs.” Read Article


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