New trend in Santo Domingo – Kidnapping vehicles?
Kidnapping people in the Dominican Republic has been kept at bay by the efficiency of the Police. But El Caribe now reports that a new method is on the rise – the kidnapping of vehicles.
El Caribe reports that murdered TV producer Miky Breton had also been a victim of the crime.
The thieves who “kidnapped” his vehicle called to demand money to return the car in perfect condition. He was asked for RD$200,000 but in the end the vehicle was returned without a “ransom” payment.
As reported in El Caribe, Santo Domingo’s Police Criminal Investigations Department follows the same procedure used to locate a person when locating a vehicle.
El Caribe recalls that several months ago, DR Police Chief Rafael Guillermo Guzman Fermin showed the press three members of a gang that operated the extortion procedure from San Francisco de Macoris jail. The police have been able to trace several vehicle kidnappers by tracing their calls.