MEXICO CITY (appro) .- Neighbors from the Lomas del Pacfico neighborhood, in Tijuana, Baja California, bought a vehicle to carry out surveillance patrols and hired a private security company to patrol the area.
Tired by the constant robberies they suffer, the villagers also placed a blanket with the legend: Alert thugs. Organized neighbors against crime. 24 hour surveillance.
For the purchase of the car, of approximately 800 dollars, as well as the payment to the surveillance company, the neighbors give a cooperation and weekly collect 3,000 pesos.
For the past two years, a neighbor has been robbed every day from his home, but the assault on an elderly couple in broad daylight provoked outrage in the neighborhood, said Jos Padilla Daz, a member of the neighborhood committee.
At all hours of the day we had robberies, house robberies; This triggered when they assaulted some elderly people, broke into their house, stole what they wanted, tied them up and beat them, he said in an interview with Border.
He commented that they decided to organize and, according to their sayings, that has helped reduce crime rates, and now months go by without any illicit being reported, abounded.
Right now what we have is the vigilance of the neighbors and the help of the officials, through WhatsApp, along with other neighborhoods that are part of the San Antonio de los Buenos delegation, he said.
Aadi: We are working with WhatsApp. If the neighbors see something it is reported, but if it is something serious it is reported to the officials, directly with them, they are given a report and if forums are taken they are sent.