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Expat resident beaten up by thieves

A resident Canadian woman suffered a brutal beating Saturday, March 10 during a home invasion at a Chula Vista residence.

pg11As reported by Rod Struss, his wife Lisa was relaxing poolside at a friend’s home when two young men came to the gate at 1 p.m., asking to be let in for gardening work. Once inside, one of the men came up from behind and grabbed her around the neck. When she resisted he began choking her, punched her in the face and pushed her to the ground, sitting on top to hold her down. He then put a gun to her head demanding she stay quiet.

The victim declared that the perpetrators made off with the jewelry she was wearing and a purse containing bank cards and 17,000 pesos in cash.  They also ransacked the house during the assault that lasted barely ten minutes.

She described the pair as slender, clean cut and well dressed. They arrived in a white pickup truck with sideboards that was spotted a short time later elsewhere in the lower Chula Vista neighborhood.

The crime was promptly reported to both the Chapala police department and the Ministerio Público prosecutor’s office. The couple say they are encouraged by the support and concern demonstrated by the authorities and grateful for the sympathy of their many friends.

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