Police arrest four members of a group specializing in the practice of ‘Boa Noite, Cinderella’ | Rio de Janeiro

Police arrest four members of a group specializing in the practice of ‘Boa Noite, Cinderella’ | Rio de Janeiro
Police arrest four members of a group specializing in the practice of ‘Boa Noite, Cinderella’ | Rio de Janeiro
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The four men were arrested red-handed while using ‘Good Night, Cinderella’ on a victimDisclosure / PCERJ

Published 02/03/2024 12:31 | Updated 02/03/2024 13:21

Rio – Police officers from the 5th DP (Center) and 20th DP (Vila Isabel) arrested, in the early hours of this Friday (2), four members of a group specialized in the practice of “Boa Noite, Cinderela”, in Lapa, Zona City center.

Identified as Sergio Gustavo da Conceição, Vagner Luiz dos Santos, Vitor Paixão de Souza and Vandecir Ferreira dos Santos, the men were arrested while using “Good Night, Cinderella” on a victim in that neighborhood. During the action, agents also recovered stolen belongings.

According to the Civil Police, the gang was part of the main group specialized in the coup on the nights of Lapa. The crime consists of applying a high concentration of drugs to the victims’ drinks, which can suppress the central nervous system, causing fainting or deep sleep and amnesia.

Recent cases of ‘Good Night, Cinderella’

On the night of January 13th, a call girl was arrested in Copacabana, in the South Zone, suspected of carrying out the scam on tourists. Among the victims are three Americans, one Italian, one German and three Brazilians.

According to the Civil Police, Carine Lemos Martins Sucupira has already stolen cell phones, computers, cards and more than R$10,000 from the victims. Investigations also indicate that the woman had an open arrest warrant.

In the early hours of January 5th, police officers from the Tourist Assistance Police Station (Deat) caught, red-handed, a couple who were using “Good Night, Cinderella” on tourists, in the center of Rio. According to the Civil Police, Gustavo da Silva and Beatriz Gonzaga were about to steal the Americans’ cell phones when the agents arrived.

At around 3am, the police, coordinated by delegate Patrícia Alemany, found the suspects in the Lapa neighborhood. At the scene, according to the police, the tourists were already drugged and the couple was trying to access banking applications on the victims’ cell phones.

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