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    I have been unfortunately a victum of a robbery. Through neglect, foolishness and not using my common sense. I met a girl near the university, I have seen her several times. One day she asked to have a glass of wine, and to show her my apartment ( great went there had some wine danced alittle, she then went home). About two weeks went by and she showed up one evening ( the apartment security alerted me). I had no prior notice ( but I heard this is common in the DR), I let her in and we had some wine, I (stupidly left to use the bathroom). I finnished my wine, she then wanted to show me some Bachata Moves. Here is when the problem started I began to get weak and shalow breathes sat down and was not able to move, kept blanking in and out. When I came fully aware of my surroundings it was 7 hours later without her my laptop, my portable DVD, playstation 2, purfume, and other trinkets. I asked security about the girl, but they said they did not see her. Should I even bother with the police since the private gaurds did not see her?

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    Maybe the guards were in on it

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanna View Post
    I have been unfortunately a victum of a robbery. Through neglect, foolishness and not using my common sense. I met a girl near the university, I have seen her several times. One day she asked to have a glass of wine, and to show her my apartment ( great went there had some wine danced alittle, she then went home). About two weeks went by and she showed up one evening ( the apartment security alerted me). I had no prior notice ( but I heard this is common in the DR), I let her in and we had some wine, I (stupidly left to use the bathroom). I finnished my wine, she then wanted to show me some Bachata Moves. Here is when the problem started I began to get weak and shalow breathes sat down and was not able to move, kept blanking in and out. When I came fully aware of my surroundings it was 7 hours later without her my laptop, my portable DVD, playstation 2, purfume, and other trinkets. I asked security about the girl, but they said they did not see her. Should I even bother with the police since the private gaurds did not see her?

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    Leaving your apartment with your laptop, portable DVD, playstation, etc. etc. would have been a little difficult to pull off (a) single-handed and (b) unnoticed. She is likely to have had an accomplice and it's difficult to believe the guards didn't see her/them.

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    Unfortunately all the "guatchi" saw was probably a few hundred pesos in his right hand...or the inside of his eyelids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanna View Post
    When I came fully aware of my surroundings it was 7 hours later without her my laptop, my portable DVD, playstation 2, purfume, and other trinkets.
    Well, but it was all done in a very polite way, wasn't it?

    Police will not be interested much.
    Mind you, a lot of the valuable stuff is gone anyway...

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    I'm sorry to hear this has happened to you. I would report the occurrence to the police just to have a record. In all honesty, they will do nothing. The law is a scary thing here that is manipulated and useless.

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    The responces have been the very thoughts ( Security in on it, NP really would not be very interested). However if I see her again how would you suggest I proceed? In money the values would be about $800.00, by US. standards not very much, but here a substantial amount, moreover I was not hurt except my pride and some dizziness for awhile. I guess I do not have the say it, but here goes, GUYS AND GALS BE CAREFUL OUT THERE! I would now rather be perceived some what overly suspicious, and cautious when entertaing then to go through that again.
    Last edited by Wanna; 06-16-2010 at 10:31 AM. Reason: Additional Thought

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    I think you should report it, too. It sounds like this is an organized group and even if the police don't do anything in your particular case, they should know about it.

    Do the guards make a record of visitors that would be helpful to the police?

    In the condo where I live, our watchman takes the cedula of visitors, records the information in a notebook, and holds the cedula until the girl leaves. We have now amended that to have the watchman hold the cedula uintil the person being visited authorizes the watchman, in person, to return it to the visitor.

    We do not do this to embarrass visitors but to protect our occupants against incidents like this.

    Chances of something like this happening much reduced by knowledge the watchman has the cedula. It is now even further reduced because the visitor can't slip out in middle of the night and expect to pick up her cedula.

    Yes, the watchman carefully compares the photo with the visitor to avoid being given a cedula for some other person.

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    If you feel like wasting your time, and seeing your report being transcribed onto a piece of scrap paper that will immediately discarded when you leave, then by all means report it.

    The worst that could happen is that the police will assume you are an easy mark and try some scam of their own. The best thing that could result from your report is everyone at the police station enjoying a good laugh at your expense.

    Spread the joy.

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    I wish he had a picture of her, i would post it all over the city, warning people about her.

    He should report it to the police and keep a copy of the report and also report that guard to his boss.

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