Routine Street Crime and Violence

Routine Street Crime and Violence

Much of the evening news consists of routine, everyday street crime and violence. Unfortunately “if it bleeds it leads” so the casual observer tends to get a somewhat exaggerated view of the overall public safety and security situation. Although the English speaking expatriate community is rarely effected it’s important to remind people who only read the “Panama is Paradise” websites that routine crime and violence occurs. Panama is relatively safe, probably much safer that most major cities in the United States, but there are certainly specific areas best avoided. Recently several high profile conflicts between youth gangs have spilled over into surrounding communities, prompting a government reaction and crackdown. Articles in this category are related to the routine “low level” street crime occuring in the country. If you require additional information about this or any other category of information regarding the Republic of Panama please take advantage of our powerful in-house search engine. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for we even take requests! Welcome aboard, and please remember to tell your friends about Panama-Guide.com, the #1 English Language Website about the Republic of Panama. Salud.

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Two Colombians Arrested

With Cloned Credit Cards

Saturday, June 12 2010 @ 11:32 AM EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

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Crime & PunishmentTwo Colombian citizens were arrested last night with two cloned credit cards, one was a Master Card and the other an American Express. Authorities were alerted when the two subjects tried to buy articles worth more than $1,600 from a store on Via Balboa, and the bank confirmed the card they were trying to use had been cloned. The Colombians were identified by authorities as Adriana Correa Saavedra, 25 years old, and Pedro Vargas Perdomo 39 years of age. The police, together with judicial officials, searched the hotel room where the two were staying to retrieve other articles that had been purchased with the cloned cards. (Panama America)

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Three Venezuelans Arrested

With “Cloned” Credit Cards

Wednesday, June 09 2010 @ 12:28 PM EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

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Crime & PunishmentThree Venezuelans were surprised when they were caught trying to use a bogus credit card to make a purchase in a store on Via Transístmica. Upon being discovered they tried to flee, and their actions caused the activation of a security network. National Police officers caught up with them and arrested the criminals in San Miguelito, but they still did not give up and they tried to bribe the officers to avoid being arrested. The Venezuelans were carrying several credit cards, which are presumed to be cloned, in addition to $ 400 in cash. (Telemetro)

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