Son of dead elderly man says it was the second time he was robbed this year: ‘Violence grows, and it will go unpunished’ | Rio de Janeiro

Son of dead elderly man says it was the second time he was robbed this year: ‘Violence grows, and it will go unpunished’ | Rio de Janeiro
Son of dead elderly man says it was the second time he was robbed this year: ‘Violence grows, and it will go unpunished’ | Rio de Janeiro

The family of the elderly man who was shot in the head in an attempted robbery in Engenho Novo, in the North Zone of Rio, on Tuesday (30), says that this was the second time he was approached by criminals on his way to work. just this year.

“He had already been mugged this year. On the same path, but ahead, closer to Lins. But they only took the cell phone. I lost my father in a totally weird way”, said Alex Lopes, the merchant’s son.

Belmiro Dias da Silva, 73, was rescued and taken to Hospital Salgado Filho, in Méier, but he could not resist his injuries. He leaves a wife and three children.

“Violence grows, and it will go unpunished, obviously. It won’t solve it, we won’t find who killed it, but we pray that it doesn’t happen to other people. I have a son. And we are worried about that”, said Augusto Lopes da Silva, the victim’s son.

Belmiro’s body was taken to the Legal Medical Institute (IML), in downtown Rio.

Son recognized car on TV

1 of 2 Elderly man was killed in an attempted robbery in Engenho Novo, in the North Zone of Rio – Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo

Elderly man was killed in attempted robbery in Engenho Novo, in the North Zone of Rio – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo

One of the sons said he recognized his father’s car from the television and ran into the street after trying to call his father.

Military police officers who attended the incident reported finding a pistol in the merchant’s car. The victim’s son said he doesn’t know the weapon.

At first, the Civil Police reported that the case was registered at the neighborhood police station as an attempted robbery, and that the agents were taking steps to try to identify the criminals.

2 of 2 Belmiro Dias da Silva, 73, was rescued and taken to Hospital Salgado Filho, in Méier, but could not resist his injuries — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo

Belmiro Dias da Silva, 73, was rescued and taken to Hospital Salgado Filho, in Méier, but could not resist his injuries — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo

The article is in Portuguese

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