Mormon dentists came to help, get mugged instead
Santo Domingo.- Twenty American dentists were mugged Monday night by two men on a motorcycle near the busy corner of Maximo Gomez and Bolivar avenues.
The foreigners, who are in the country providing free dental consultations, left their hotel around 9pm and when a first group walked near the Gomez, one of the assailants dismounted the motorcycle, gun in hand took what they had, while another group waling on the Bolivar, near the Mormon temple, where the same thugs also mugged them.
"One of them put his gun to my head and told me he would kill us unless we give them our watches, iPad’s, credit cards, money, rings and I told him no, that we have nothing, but there was another boy I didn’t see behind the group and began to take a camera in a backpack and stole 3,000 dollars and other belongings," said Ken Dibble, one of the victims.
He said the group shouted when a security guard appeared and went to another street and saw the other group being robbed.
The dentists from Utah University’s G3 Medical Foundation came to the country hosted by National District senator Reinaldo Pared.