Hotel Santa Teresa Guests Robbed at Gunpoint

By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The five-star Hotel Santa Teresa was the target of a planned robbery in the early morning of Monday, July 18th, when four armed bandits scaled an exterior wall and systematically ransacked rooms and held hotel guests at gunpoint. Security cameras captured video of the men invading the hotel at approximately 3:20AM, wearing hoods to conceal their identity.

The masks were not enough to prevent hotel workers from recognizing one of the men as a former employee though. According to police, the identification was made based on stature and . . .

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