Tumbes, Peru: Colombian Tourists Accuse Moto-Taxi Divers of Stealing, Brawl Occurs

Posted on August 2, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Latin America Travel, Peru, Police/Military Activity, Social Issues, TRAVEL

According to RPP.com.pe twenty Colombian tourists confronted a group of ‘mototaxistas’ who they accused of purse robbery after hiring their transportation services. Police say a brawl began in the intersection of Piura Ave. and Huascar Street in the city of Tumbes. A Colombian, Julio Jaramillo was injured during the brawl, suffering from two knife wounds and was transported by his companions to the Jose Alfredo Mendoza Olavarria Hospital. National police are investigating the incident to find those responsible and determine the circumstances surrounding the robbery. People in the neighborhood say this is not the first time tourists confronted suspected robbers in the area. They say robbers look for intoxicated tourists who are easy targets. The residents call for more police presence during the hours of 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. when many of these confrontations occur.Read Article

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