Two Dominican Republic policemen arrested for ATM & Highway theft

A leak to Media about the case motivated DR Police to act, leading to the crackdown.

Santo Domingo’s Police Cibao Central Department announced the arrests of two police highway patrol agents for theft. The accused are corporals Victor Jose Paulino Herrera and Mario Nel Romero Lopez, said Santiago police spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Calvo Perez.

The patrol was on duty on Wednesday evening when it ordered a foreign tourist, Roger Radja Nhora, and an unnamed passenger to stop and ordered them to hand over all their possessions, according to the press report.

The pair was driving in a white Mercedes Benz and had RD$13,000 in their possession. The policemen then took them to an ATM where they removed US$6,000 from a bank account. Radja Nhora then made a complaint to the Police.

A Police leak to the press about the case motivated Dominican cops to act, leading to the arrests.

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