More then 100 Robberies in Boquete in the first 6 months of 2013

According to yesterday’s La Prensa, there were more than 100 robberies in Boquete in the first six months of 2013. Following is a BING translation of the article into English.

More than 100 robberies and thefts in Boquete in 2013


25/07/2013 – 114 cases of thefts and robberies They have been reported in the first six months of the year, in the District of Boquete, what worries the population, making it the national police allocated two vehicles to patrol the area and arranged operating and mobile checkpoints to curb crime.

Miguel Castillo, resident of Boquete, revealed that the situation in the area has changed due to the population increase, because before they were only 11 thousand inhabitants and now exceed 20 thousand.

According to the Mayor of this district, Manolo Ruiz, citizens must be created with – science on the issue of security, because often committed crimes leave Windows and doors open. “The biggest problem is theft, both in the residences of national and foreign,” he said.

Ruiz stressed that it will continue to apply the so-called “carrot law” in Boquete to curb the criminal activities. For this reason, Monday through Thursday bars, canteens and supermarkets may not sell liquor after midnight.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of the police area of Chiriqui, Julio Lasso, announced that as of this moment is reinforced security and surveillance in the district.


3 thoughts on “More then 100 Robberies in Boquete in the first 6 months of 2013

  1. When I first read this, I was taken aback. Then I looked to see what the crime rate was here in in our rural Ohio community. Our nearest big town is 8 miles away with a population of 60,000. There are well over 6,000 burglaries and thefts a year and this town is just 8 miles north. The little university town where we live of 3500 has hundreds of robberies and thefts every year. And we have over 25 full and part time people in our local police department!

    Even so, we feel more vulnerable when we are at the farm in Chiriqui and we keep the metal doors locked. But I am not sure it is a rational response.

  2. In my opinion, selling liquor will not alleviate the burglary problems…Get this Gov’t and police in control for control. An intoxicated person will not contemplate the relief of theft. Drunks and addicts will do some harm but, people in the realm of reality will do more.

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