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#1 Jul 23, 2010
‘Carjackings’ reported to Del Rio police
By Karen Gleason
Del Rio News-Herald
Published July 21, 2010
Four U.S. citizens reported their vehicles were stolen at gunpoint in Ciudad Acuña, Coah., Mexico, in separate incidents within sight of the international bridge Sunday, Del Rio police say.
Del Rio Police Department Capt. Bill Rattay said the robberies, also referred to as “carjackings,” occurred at 10:45 a.m., about 1:30 p.m., about 8 p.m. and 10:22 p.m. Sunday in Ciudad Acuña.
Rattay said the first carjacking occurred about 10:45 a.m. Sunday when two armed men accosted Larry Wayne Carson of Killeen, Texas, the driver of a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 quad-cab pickup truck, as he was headed toward the port of entry on the Mexico side of the international bridge, preparing to return to the United States.
Rattay said he had stopped to buy some chicken when two men approached him, one on the driver side of the vehicle and the other on the passenger side.
Carson said the man on the driver’s side displayed a handgun and ordered him to get out of the vehicle.
Carson reported the man then demanded the keys to the truck, which Carson handed over.
In the second incident, Rattay said Leopoldo River Narvaez, a resident of the 100 block of Lorean Drive, reported that he was driving his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck toward the international bridge when his truck was blocked by another truck.
Rattay said the victim told police two men with guns got out of the truck, pointed two guns at him and demanded that he exit his vehicle.
Rattay said Narvaez reported the men pulled him out of his truck and drove off in it.
Rattay said the third carjacking was reported by Porfirio Galvan-Adame, a resident of the 200 block of Larson Drive.
Rattay said Galvan-Adame reported that his 2008 Dodge Ram four-door pickup truck was taken at gunpoint while he was in Acuña.
Rattay said Galvan-Adame also reported that he was struck in the head with a rifle butt during the robbery and that the robbers also stole his cell phone.
The fourth incident was reported to have occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, Rattay said, near the intersection of Victoria and Allende streets in Acuña.
In that incident, Jesus Salazar, a resident of the 100 block of Tule Street, told police robbers had taken his 2005 Ford F250 pickup truck.
“The victim had stopped to buy some water, and as he was walking back to the truck, a 2005 Ford F250 pickup truck, four men carrying handguns approached him, demanded the keys to his truck, which he handed over and drove away,” Rattay said.
Rattay said police here have no way of verifying the incidents, but DRPD Capt. Tony Becerra said if victims of the robberies report the incident to the Ministerio Publico in Ciudad Acuña and bring police in Del Rio copies of those reports, the stolen vehicles can be entered into a database of stolen vehicles here in the United States. Becerra said victims of crimes also may make reports to the Mexican consulate here in Del Rio.
Becerra said in two of the Acuña cases, reports also were made to police in Mexico.
#2 Jul 24, 2010
If you're stupid enough to go to Mexico, you deserve to get jacked! LOL
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