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    Default If Someone Wants to Rob You - I Say Just Let Them!

    On my plane ride home yesterday I was sitting next to someone on the plane who was telling me how a guy from one of the 'Mission's' in Cabarete was robbed last week. The perp's apparently were running away and then he chased them and hit one with a club and was then shot and killed. This is all second hand information. My thought is that if I were in a situation like that and was being robbed - I was just give up my stuff.... Does anyone know if this was the same person mentioned in the other thread who was involved in drugs or was this just a straight up robbery?

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    There is a thread about this, with video and all...

    http://dr1.com/forums/north-coast/14...-cabarete.html

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    I am behind the 8 ball on this one and the other one. I just finished reading the thread on the Sosua Rental Service guy - will read this one now. I can't believe I was in Sosua with this stuff going on and didn't learn of anything until days before coming home and while in transit.

    It was not my intention to be insensitive with this post - it is so sad when anyone is hurt or killed and no one has the right to rob another. I just think though if someone wants to rob you - just give up what you have....

    I am so glad he is not dead and according to this thread should survive.

    It's so sad that these bad guys were apparently running away and defending himself got him shot - I still say its better just to give in. Sorry if I offended you Olly.

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    He was pursuing the perps while they were running? That was a big mistake! He's so lucky to be alive.

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    Well an hour later just read the whole 15 page thread and watched the video. Soooo sad - I say if being robbed, not a good idea to fight - I say if protecting 26 school children, game on. donatetoles The whole story with the ability to donate.

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    Absolutely! Let them take what they want. They usually go for cell phones, computers, cameras, jewellery etc....Stuff that can be replaced.

    A bullet in the brain is usually terminal.

    Get your stuff insured if you're really attached to your personal possessions. I have a policy with Universal that covers my home contents to around $50K. Also covers theft. Premium is $137 a year!

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    beeza,
    In your home incursion you lost much more than that in the end! But you gained something too!

    Olly and the Team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly View Post
    beeza,
    In your home incursion you lost much more than that in the end! But you gained something too!

    Olly and the Team
    Yes! A life experience!

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    Pastor of our church got rob week ago and he did a smart thing.
    A guy on a bike stopped next to him at the light and asked for a cellphone and a key for his car while loading a gun. Pastor gave him hs cellphone and the key and walked away live. I'd say he was lucky that he didn't ask for his wallet. Its one less thing to replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koreano View Post
    Pastor of our church got rob week ago and he did a smart thing.
    A guy on a bike stopped next to him at the light and asked for a cellphone and a key for his car while loading a gun. Pastor gave him hs cellphone and the key and walked away live. I'd say he was lucky that he didn't ask for his wallet. Its one less thing to replace.
    I think that car robberies have been on a steady rise, specially in Santiago. My neighbors Suzuki pickup was stolen about 3 weeks ago in Los Jardines.

    Did anyone read the article in Listin Diario about how 70% of those arrested by the police are released? It's extremely sad. I spoke to a professor friend at the university (UTESA) and asked him to explain how these guys are able to get out so quickly. He says most of the times the Ministerio Publico lets them go because they know that the judge is gonna let them go. Lack of proof, or basically, the way they define "proof" is the problem. One of the main problems with the high crime rate is because of this. Supposedly, there are changes being made to the CPP (Codigo Procesal Penal) which is supposed to make it a lot harder for these assholes to walk scott free.

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