Policía: Cuidado con jóvenes solicitando aventones, robando autos


El Departamento de la Policía de Austin está advirtiendo sobre una estafa en la que chicas adolescentes solicitan un aventón de hombres hispanoparlantes para robarles sus vehículos.

Las autoridades han dicho que han recibido más de una docena de reportes similares al respecto desde principios del año. Las jóvenes, quienes frecuentemente operan en pareja pero a veces están solas, solicitan aventones a lugares cercanos, como a tiendas o estaciones de gasolina. Luego engañan al conductor para que salga de su vehículo y huyen con él, según el departamento de la policía.

La mayoría de los casos han ocurrido en el sureste de Austin, dijeron las autoridades.

La policía ha arrestado a una persona en conexión a los robos, pero no la ha identificado porque es una menor de edad.

Natalia Lee, con la división de robo vehicular del departamento de la policía, dijo que al parecer las jóvenes se conocen.

“Queremos recordarles a las personas que no den aventones a desconocidos y nunca dejen un carro desatendido con alguien que no conocen dentro o cerca del vehículo”, dijo Lee. “Esa es la mejor manera de prevenir que este crimen te pase a ti”.

Las autoridades solicitan que cualquier persona con información sobre estos robos llamen a Crime Stoppers al 512-472-8477.

La reportera Mary Huber del Austin American-Statesman contribuyó a este reportaje. Haz click aquí para leer la nota en inglés.



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