Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Gang That Targeted Religious Organizations Disbanded

(Radio Metropole) - english translation

Criminals who committed aggressions against thirty nuns were arrested by the police. This is a gang formed by the Charleus brothers, originally from Cornillon - Grand Bois. The criminals had defined a particular procedure to attack only defenseless religious congregations. The gang of over 15 bandits were had established theirs hideouts in Petites Rivieres de l'Artibonite, Verettes Thomazeau but had moved to different regions of the country.

5 criminals were captured by investigators of the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) together with officers from the Comissariate of Thomazeau (West). The criminals attacked 19 religious congregations in 6 departments including Mirebalais, Saint Michel de L'Atallaye, Thomassin, Saut d'Eau, Boucan Carré, Pandassiou, Aquinas, Maniche, Saint Raphael, Petite Riviere de l'Artibonite, Estère, Verettes, Croix-des-Bouquets, Delmas, Marin, Tabarre, Thibert and Thomazeau.

One of Charleus brothers, Daniel, was apprehended while Charles is still on the run.

The spokesman for the Police, Gary Desrosiers, spoke in anger against those criminals who were attacking religious people who have dedicated their lives to the Haitian society. These criminals have attacked people who bring significant support in several areas including education and health, said Mr. Desrosiers indicating that certain religious rings were found in possession of the bandits. Investigators also seized firearms and a stick.

The actions of the Charleus brothers' gang were denounced by all sectors of society. Several gang members are from Cornillon Grand Bois, common boundary of Carrefour (West), others are from Mirebalais, Boucan Carré and Lascahobas in particular. They are sought for nighttime robberies, Armed Robbery and illegal conspiracy.

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