Friday, August 23, 2013
Happy Endings - São Paulo
For the past couple of weeks, a motoboy has been making my neighborhood more than a little nervous. He has robbed kids leaving schools, taking cell phones and tablets. He has attempted to rob a woman walking with her 3-year old child in a stroller. In spite of reinforced police presence, he was able to get away with it....until Tuesday afternoon when he was caught "em flagrante" in the neighborhood. He was hauled to the local police station and the following note went out over the neighborhood's security page on facebook:
O ASSALTANTE QUE ESTÁ ROUBANDO NA S PROXOMIDADES DOS COLÉGIOS SANTA CLARA, SANTA CRUZ, RAINHA DA PAZ E VILALOBOS, ESTÁ DETIDO NO 14 DISTRITO POLICIAL DE PINHEIROS , NA RUA DEPUTADO LACERDA FRANCO. POR FAVOR, QUEM FOI OU CONHECE ALGUEM QUE SOFREU COM O ASSALTO,POR FAVOR VENHAM FAZER O FECONHECIMENTO DOS PERTENCES E DO MESMO. É SEGURO. QUANTO MAIS PESSOAS VIEREM, MAIS PROVAS PARA MANTER O MESMO PRESO
Basically, the neighborhood was informed that the suspect was being held at the station and if anyone had been robbed in the last couple of weeks to go down and identify him. Seven teenagers from one school went and all identified him as the perpetrator. Multiple identifications means that the chances are better for this criminal to be off the street for more than a day. Maybe it will be 10 days now.