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Latino Daily News

Friday August 31, 2012

Two Men Lynched in Dominican Republic Over Stolen Cell Phones

Two Men Lynched in Dominican Republic Over Stolen Cell Phones

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Two male residents in Santiago, Dominican Republic were reportedly lynched for stealing three cell phones and RD $10,000 ($250 USD). 

Listin Diario is reporting that six men attempted to rob the residence of Norbeto Filpo in Guyacanal in the Dominican Republic.  Reportedly the men were known to the community as trouble makers and had committed other robberies.  Several residents chased the men down and caught two of them.  These two men, identified as Ruben Almonte and Richard Perez Capellan, were beaten and then shot to death before the police arrived.

No residents have been arrested thus far for the lynchings. 

“Peoples Justice” remains an issue throughout Latin America.  In Guatemala since 2004 lynchings are up by 500%.  This past May mobs stormed a jail in Bolivia and lynched a murder suspect, this was the second lynching in just three days.