Images obtained by CNN show that the group that attacked and robbed an elderly man in Copacabana, in the South Zone, last Saturday (2), had already carried out other robberies on the same day. In addition to approaching a woman, which resulted in the man being attacked, the suspects were caught robbing and attacking two women on a street in Ipanema.
The avenue where the cases were detected connects the neighborhoods of Copacabana and Arpoador. The images were provided by the security company Gabriel, which has a cooperation agreement signed with the Civil and Military police of Rio. See the video:
On the same day, the suspects were caught on camera attacking and beating two women on the street that connects the neighborhoods of Copacabana and Arpoador:
In another section, it is possible to observe another robbery, also against a woman, in the same region. This robbery occurred, according to security footage records, on the morning of November 27th.
The gang drew attention after the repercussion of images of the robbery and attacks committed against Marcelo Rubim Benchimol, 67 years old, last Saturday. The elderly man tried to intervene in an approach the gang was making against a woman. He gets punched and falls to the floor, unconscious.
With his face still bruised, he gave a statement this Monday (4) at the Ipanema police station, but stated that he does not trust that this type of crime will end in Rio de Janeiro. The case continues to be investigated by the Ipanema Police Station as an attempted robbery (robbery followed by death).
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On the 19th, tourist Gabriel Mongenot Santana Milhomem Santos, aged 25, was killed in an attempted robbery on the sands of Copacabana Beach. One of the suspects involved in the crime, Alan Ananias Cavalcante, was arrested four times in less than a month, according to the Police. In just one day, the man was taken to the police station twice. Alan and his associates were also caught in images obtained by the Police assaulting a couple of tourists from São Paulo, in the same neighborhood. The stolen cell phone was sold in Uruguaiana, in the Center, for R$1,000, according to the delegate responsible for the investigations, Ângelo Lages.
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Data from the Public Security Institute show that between January and October this year, Copacabana recorded a 33.6% increase in the number of cell phone thefts compared to the same period last year. In the first ten months of 2022, 324 cases were registered at the police station. In 2023, the number was 433. Pedestrian robberies increased by 1.1%; while the total number of people stole rose 10.6% in the same period.
Source: CNN Brasil
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