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    Charamicos (Sosúa)
    Gunmen killed a man who owned a currency exchange business and got away (with money).

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    For those than knew Omar, a very nice man and I beleive a pastor in his church, his body is at in the Blas Blas Funeral home in Batey and I beleive there will be a funeral possesion along the highway around 1 pm today. Condolences to all his family.
    RIP Omar.

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    I translated for everyone's convenience from the Puerto Plata Digital.

    The victim was identified as Omar Rodriguez, who had an exchange house in the area of Los Charamicos, close to the Catholic Church in Sosua.
    The robbers, some five in all, as could be established, acted quickly on his fate since he was shot point blank at forex trader. Rodriguez, who was rescued by some people who heard the shots, including the owner of a laundry, but died by the time they boarded a vehicle to move him to a private clinic.
    Rodriguez was robbed by the attackers of an undetermined sum of money, which has not been established by family and the National Police in this community, which immediately launched investigations into this unfortunate case.
    Rodriguez, a descendant of a prestigious family of this county was an active member of the Christian Church Community Bible Church of Sosua Abajo.
    He was shot by the robbers at least three times, according to witnesses who observed the activities of the criminals, who fled in a jeep Daihatsu Terios, white, no license plate.
    The exchange house raided is located near the entrance to the populated area of Los Charamicos in front of a bakery, where more than 15 years Rodriguez was devoted to exchange and sale of organic coffee.
    On the sidewalk in front of the exchange house you could see a large pool of blood and even Rodriguez, while hurt went outside to shout: "I have been robbed, but collapsed on the pavement and died seconds later.
    Witnesses said he received the first shot in his office and two at close range at the time that the criminals were preparing to flee to an unknown destination with the loot.
    They even managed to push a motoconcho to the curve of Sosua Abajo from Puerto Plata Airport to Cabarete and it was determined that the jeep in which the assailants fled was occupied by four or five people.
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    Thanks for the translation waytogo.
    Let's hope they catch the animals.
    RIP Omar.
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    Omar was a great guy. I hope the best for his brother Samuel and his family. He was right across from Soluz's office and we often did business with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    who fled in a jeep Daihatsu Terios, white, no license plate.
    Licence plate is visible on this You Tube video:
    Persecusión Policial a los asesinos casa cambista de Sosúa

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    ........ and who put those little holes in that getaway car?
    Parked quite orderly, BTW.
    To see the police at work made my day.
    Very professional indeed.


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    As I understand it the police were chasing a different car over near Gurabo, Sgo. not this one found with the bullet holes. It was discovered parked there by residents nearby who then called a TV station who had photographers on the scene before the police arrived some time later.
    Notice the bullet holes were unlikley fired from any distance than a few feet as there are two sets on each side of the door mounted spare tire & in a perfect curve on the right side about 1" from the spare tire and not one touched the tire like someone did not want to have it damaged or burst. The car must have been stationary to do that accurate a grouping. (not counting the shotgun pellets in the window) There are a few puzzling things starting to appear in the whole story.
    The police claimed the car they chased did not have a license plate as did witnesses at the scene in Sosua BUT the car that was found with the bullet holes and very little damage really does have a plate.. a very banged up plate on an almost new car.....maybe its not the crime scene car at all? strange indeed...
    Police seem to not have a clue...and NOT professional at all.

    Why did the police take approx 20 minutes to get to the scene yesterday in Sosua and told callers they did not have a vehicle available to get there. Maybe thats why the getaway car left Charamicos at a slow normal speed like a tourist exploring (several witnesses to this) and why a moto concho was able to follow it for about a mile going to the east on the main highway.

    According to a couple of motoconchos shortly before the assault 4 or 5 men were in the new Chinese restauraunt at the stop light above Charamicos and about 350 feet from where the assault subsequently took place and ordered some food there that they subsequently threw on the floor and refuse to pay for saying it was no good (This is unsubstantiated) Some were seen later entering the crime scene car before the assault. (just some interesting tid- bits)

    And where were they today when the 22 year man was stabbed to death on Pedro Clisante in daytime (also taken to the new clinic) Apparently the 2 suspects forced a taxi driver at knife point to take them to Sabaneta.
    And where were they when the kids broke the windows in a clothing store close to the Dive shop & the Photo studio also on Pedro Clisante? Video photos of the aftermath of these events were televised this evening.

    Where are the beat cops?.....is it not time they should have some....don't hold your breath...right. Money for politicains SUVs but not for the police vehicles or better pay for better police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james View Post
    Where are the beat cops?.....
    They quit.
    Busy otherwise now.

    Noticias SIN/24 horas desde Republica Dominicana

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    Quote Originally Posted by james View Post
    And where were they today when the 22 year man was stabbed to death on Pedro Clisante in daytime (also taken to the new clinic) Apparently the 2 suspects forced a taxi driver at knife point to take them to Sabaneta.
    Is that this one or a different incident?
    Otra persona asesinada en la mañana de este miércoles

    And Sosua Online's tribute to Omar Rodríguez:

    DESCANSA EN PAZ OMAR DAVID RODRIGUEZ DE LA CRUZ

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