PRESIDENT FRANCO (From our Regional Office). A gang of four thugs seized at least 160 cell phones of different models and brands, by robbing a pantry in this city. The outcasts fled in a car after committing the crime.
The owner of the store, Ramón Aurelio García (60), denounced that the criminals came to his pantry on Thursday night pretending to be customers, and then voiced the assault. He was then taken to a bathroom located at the back of the house, where he was locked up.
Next, the thugs forced the door of the bedroom of his son, Luis Ramón García Venialgo (27), from where they stole 160 cell phones of different models of the Samsung and Xiaomi brands, in addition to a 12-millimeter shotgun of the Uzkon brand model AS42 .
The assailants lifted the telephones to a gray, license-less Toyota Allion car, and then fled.
The interveners spoke with Luis Ramón García Venialgo, who stated that a few weeks ago he kept the merchandise in his room after being forced to close his store that he had in a downtown shopping center in Ciudad del Este. He estimated that the loss would amount to more than G. 100 million, taking into account that the unit price was between G. 700,000 to G. 1 million.
Deputy Commissioner Guillermo Benítez, head of the 10th Sub-Police Station, stated that the assailants were handling very precise information about the victims and where their cell phones were stored.