Monthly Archives: December 2016

Police shoot out at Calle 10 Poblado

Google Translate: as good as it is,

An attempt at robbery ended with a crossfire between the police and four men attempting to rob a citizen on 10th Street with Carrera 38 in El Poblado.  [ Close to Domino Pizza]

Metropolitan police commander General Jose Gerardo Acevedo reported that the men on board two motorcycles attempted to rob a citizen traveling in a van. “In the crossing of shots, the man was injured although we have already confirmed that it is not serious,” said Acevedo.

Witnesses said the victim confronted the thieves with a firearm, before the authorities arrived.

Two of the fighters were captured by the police, who also seized a firearm, and left them at the disposal of the prosecution. The other two criminals managed to flee.

Calle 10 and Cra 38 were closed for more than 20 minutes while evacuation of the wounded was made and evidence of the case was taken.

Spanish from Colombia Newspaper:

Un intento de fleteo terminó con un cruce de disparos entre la policía y cuatro hombres que intentaron robar a un ciudadano en la calle 10 con carrera 38, en El Poblado.

El comandante de la policía metropolitana, general José Gerardo Acevedo, informó que los hombres a bordo de dos motocicletas intentaron robar a un ciudadano que viajaba en una camioneta. “En el cruce de disparos, el señor quedó herido aunque ya nos confirmaron que no reviste gravedad”, dijo Acevedo.

Testigos indicaron que la víctima se enfrentó a los ladrones con un arma de fuego, antes de que llegaran las autoridades.

Dos de los fleteros fueron capturados por la Policía, que además les incautó un arma de fuego, y los dejó a disposición de la Fiscalía. Los otros dos delincuentes lograron huir.

La calle 10 y la carrera 38 estuvieron cerradas por más de 20 minutos mientras se hizo la evacuación del herido y se tomaron las pruebas del caso.

23yr old Dutch Tourist Killed Medellin


MEDELLIN – A 23-year-old Amsterdam criminal was liquidated in the Colombian city of Medellin. This was reported by the Dutch newspaper het Parool.

It involves Mitchell Jansen from Amsterdam East. He was already missing for some time now, according to the Amsterdam newspaper.

When he was liquidated, and what has happened in the city in northwestern Colombia, is not clear.

The twenty-three-year-old was always in trouble with the police for possession, possible involvement in killings and other crimes.

Note:  The term from the Dutch newspaper “Liquidated” , translated is “killed”, just one many story on Colombia crime for tourist to be aware, of drugs here in the city, is not the place for a tourist to be associated in this world, come enjoy the country, not the drugs.