Park Way, in Bogotá: a new type of robbery

A user of Twitter denounced this weekend that in the Park Way sector, located in the town of Teusaquillo, in BogotaCases have been reported of people appearing unconscious, lying on the street and without their belongings.

It would be the actions of a criminal gang that, gaining the trust of its victims, they offer them drink contaminated with scopolamine to later steal them.

The complainant pointed out that, while near the Almirante Padilla Monument at 11 pm, a couple of men approached her and her partner to talk. While one of them was playing guitar, the other offered them a drink. The woman, who already knew of cases in which the same modality was used, prepared to leave that place as quickly as possible.

Some users who responded to the thread exposed by the woman denounced that, in that same sector, they have been victims of theft and intoxication with burundanga and warned about possible suspects.

Insecurity in Bogotá

This is just one of the cases that occur daily in the country’s capital. The last friday, a married couple was attacked in their car by a group of thieves on Avenida Las Américas, causing the woman to have injuries to her face.

According to Security and Coexistence Indicators bulletin from the Bogotá Security Secretariat, 59,557 pedestrian robberies were reported as of September 2020. Other crimes such as theft of bicycles increased by 35.8%.

According to the District, the towns most affected by crime are: Kennedy, Engativá, Suba, Usaquén, Chapinero, Fontibón and Bosa.

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