Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dominican Cops Arrested for Robbery at Haitian Envoy’s Home


SANTO DOMINGO – The Dominican National Police announced on Monday the arrest of two of its officers and four civilians in connection with a Feb. 5 robbery at the home of Haiti’s ambassador in Santo Domingo.

The robbers split $18,000 in cash that was inside one of the two strongboxes taken from Ambassador Fritz Cineas’ residence, the National Police director, Manuel Castro Castillo, told a press conference where he was accompanied by the Haitian diplomat.

Castro Castillo identified the suspects in custody as police Cpls. Jefery Jhoel Rosa Gomez and Sigfredo Encarnacion Rosa Oviedo and civilians Neurys Ogando, Ronaldo Leandro Moreno Mejia, Luis Abreu Santiago and Junior Samuel Felix.

Investigators determined that the crime was planned by Abreu Santiago, who gained access to the home through his job with a fumigation company, while Ogando admitted supplying the utility company vehicle used in the robbery.

Moreno Mejia was arrested in possession of the service revolver the robbers took from police Lt. Gabriel Feliz Gomez, who was responsible for security at the ambassador’s home.

Both Feliz Gomez and Cineas’ housekeeper, who was bound and gagged by the robbers, identified the suspects in custody as the people who robbed the residence in an exclusive section of Santo Domingo.

Cineas was in Haiti when the crime took place.


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