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.