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Mar 26, 2020

Robbery and Shooting in Bella Vista Village

Hilberto Romero

Police are looking for four men who committed a robbery and shooting in Bella Vista Village earlier this week. On Monday, the assailants held up a security guard and robbed him of his cell phone and some money. The robbers then lured out another man from the southern village and when he tried to escape they shot him. Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero tells us more.


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Najun Vanegas, a security guard of Bella Vista, reported that he was heading home on a bicycle when he was ambushed by four male persons who proceeded to rob him of his personal belongings and cash. Thereafter, the robbers forced him to make a phone call to his landlord so that the landlord would come to that area. Shortly, thereafter, the landlord came to the area and that is when Najun Vanegas ran away and made good his escape from the robbers. At some point an attempt was made to apprehend the landlord and as a result he was shot once and thereafter he made good his escape and he proceeded to the southern regional hospital and he was treated and released.”



“Do you believe it is a crime of chance or these people knew the two victims?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes, from the information we have gathered it is that these are persons who are familiar with the landlord and he was lured to that area in an attempt that he be robbed.”


Andrea Polanco

“Sir, do you know who these persons may be – the assailants?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“We believe they are from that area there in Bella Vista.”

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