Carjacking Fears Still on Rio’s Roads

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – After two serious carjackings in less than 24 hours in the city, motorists are once more on the alert against one of Rio’s most prevalent means of theft. On Monday a car was stolen at gunpoint and the incident ended in a shootout with police in Copacabana, whilst on Tuesday afternoon an 81 year-old was injured escaping from bandits stealing the vehicle in which she was traveling with her daughter and son in law.

The incidents are nothing new for the majority of Cariocas who have long been advised . . .

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