Roadway Robberies in Zona Norte: Daily

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police officers of the 38th Precinct (Braz de Pina) have identified at least three gangs specialized in stealing cars in the area of Dutra, on the BR-040, Avenida Brasil and nearby roads. The most recent was a doctor, 71, and his wife, 58, targeted by gang members on Friday morning at Trevo das Margaridas, Jardim América, in Zona Norte (North Zone) of the city.

According to a report in O Globo, four men approached them in a car at the end of Avenida Meriti. The men shot at the . . .

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