Armed robbery at Banco Popular branch in Santo Domingo

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The Banco Popular confirmed the robbery of its small branch located on Avenida Gregorio Luperón corner Calle Olof Palme. The robbery took place on 3 June 2024 at around 4:30pm.

The bank reported that no injuries were sustained by either customers or employees.

According to witnesses, four armed men with covered faces burst into the branch. While two of the men subdued the security guard, a third stole an undisclosed amount of money. A fourth robber was waiting in a getaway vehicle, in which the group fled after committing the crime.

The bank is working with the Police to identify and apprehend the robbers.

Banco Popular Dominicano announced that the staff of this branch will receive psychological support from a team of professionals from the institution. The aging security guard was not injured, but was shaken by the incident, as reported in Listin Diario...

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I hope they aren’t Venezuelans. Many criminals from Venezuela left Venezuela. Wherever there is a sizable amount of Venezuelans, some of the criminals are there too.

The DR has seen some criminal activity from Venezuelans. Remember the fancy restaurant in SD where thieves entered and stole expensive watches from all the clients. They were Venezuelans, in fact they flew to Santo Domingo from Venezuela on that morning and left for Venezuela that evening. It seems their purpose for visiting the DR was to do the robbery. The DR never had something like that happen until then.
 

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Is that part of a tattoo that I’m seeing on the left arm of the thief in the image CristoRey show?
 

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The TV shows would track them down by the fake beard. Couldn't be more than a couple of sales in the DR for that item, unless there is a ZZ Top cover band on the island.
 

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I hope they are caught .......I dont care where they come from .......feed them to the sharks
If they are foreigners, the DR needs to tighten border controls at all levels unless this becomes a habit. Next it could be flying to the DR for robbing a house of an expat on the north coast and afterwards head back to their countries. Repeat that a few times a year.
 
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I hope they aren’t Venezuelans. Many criminals from Venezuela left Venezuela. Wherever there is a sizable amount of Venezuelans, some of the criminals are there too.

The DR has seen some criminal activity from Venezuelans. Remember the fancy restaurant in SD where thieves entered and stole expensive watches from all the clients. They were Venezuelans, in fact they flew to Santo Domingo from Venezuela on that morning and left for Venezuela that evening. It seems their purpose for visiting the DR was to do the robbery. The DR never had something like that happen until then.
And here I thought all the criminal Venezuelans came to the U.S.
 

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The TV shows would track them down by the fake beard. Couldn't be more than a couple of sales in the DR for that item, unless there is a ZZ Top cover band on the island.
According to Listin Diario newspaper, a witness reported that the fake beard fell off during the act.

He went from fearless to beardless in a matter of seconds. And he might go lifeless if he doesn't turn himself in.
 
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If they are foreigners, the DR needs to tighten border controls at all levels unless this becomes a habit. Next it could be flying to the DR for robbing a house of an expat on the north coast and afterwards head back to their countries. Repeat that a few times a year.
Since the consensus from other threads is that the north coast is terrible and so we must be poorer than the south, they'll likely concentrate their crimes down there. Sorry, couldn't resist!
 
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These losers will not stop until they are dealt with. Thy are not going to do just one robbery and quit
 

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The ass hat entering the door has his pants bloused like he was in the military. Yet the gun wielding bandit has his finger on the trigger. No self-respecting gunman keeps his finger on the trigger. I hope these losers meet up with the young lawmen I have seen riding around the city on motos with extended magazines.
 

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According to Listin Diario newspaper, a witness reported that the fake beard fell off during the act.
Should be lots of DNA on the beard but it would be wishful thinking to assume it would matter in this case.
 
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No doubt if they are caught we'll see the old rusty revolver photographed once again...
next to their corpses.
 
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And here I thought all the criminal Venezuelans came to the U.S.
In many Latin American countries xenophobia against Venezuelans has increase a lot due to Venezuelan criminals in those places. In places like Peru Venezuelans complaint of outright discriminations from Peruvians and there is something similar going on in Ecuador. Venezuelans everywhere are aware of the heavy discrimination they face in several Latin American countries. I don’t know how much truth there is to the following, but one Venezuelan guy once told me that the issue is more critical in countries where Amerindian ancestry is the highest as many of the Amerindians and heavily Amerindians mestizos clearly dislike any sign of African festures, something common in many Venezuelans due to mixture. The DR doesn’t really has a widespread anti-Venezuelan feeling despite it has the largest numbers of Venezuelans in the Caribbean islands, but if more crime begins to happen by Venezuelan criminals expect that to change.
 

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Venezuelans seem to do a fantastic job of bringing negative attention to themselves.
I remember when the PN chased down a one who robbed a Pica Pollo in Santo Domingo
near where I used to live... and shot him dead in the middle of the afternoon.
 
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Well, that didn't take long:

Two dead, one arrested and one fugitive from the attack on the Banco Popular, as confirmed by sources close to the investigation. The information will be given at 9:00 in the morning at a press conference at the National Police.

 

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Well, that didn't take long:

Two dead, one arrested and one fugitive from the attack on the Banco Popular, as confirmed by sources close to the investigation. The information will be given at 9:00 in the morning at a press conference at the National Police.

The PN can move fast when they need too.
 

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According to the names listed on Diario Libre, one of the dead and the dude on the loose shared the same two last names; the one in custody shared the second last name with them.