Monday 21 June 2021

“Nini” Behind Rash Of Attacks On Retailers

Police recommend that businesses reduce the amount of cash on hand and install security measures to deter attacks

“Ninis”, young men who neither study nor work and thirsty for cash are behind the rash of assaults on retail stores during the last month. They are mainly men between 18 to 25 years old who are tempted for easy money.

“Ninis”, young men who neither study nor work, are behind the rash of attacks on retailers

They decide to steal the money by intimidating their victims with firearms. Some act alone or in groups and in some cases authorities have identified the presence of minors in the robberies.

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Marco Carrión, head of the Assault section of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) recommends is that retailers reduce the amount of cash. In addition, they should add  security measures to deter attacks.

 

Security cameras can be vital in investigations, police say

Businesses such as supermarkets, bakeries and service stations, where cash is available are targeted by the ninis.

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