Monday, September 24, 2007

No consumerists malls in Cuba

JG: I am reproducing the following article so people will not be confused and will realize that the incident did not take place in the real Cuba, but just in some consumerist mall in far away New Zeland. There is very little crime in Cuba. They do not have the capitalist virus that makes people mug someone to acquire something of value.

Man mugged in Cuba Mall

Police are hunting a pair of "cowardly assailants" who robbed a young man in an area busy with Wellington drinkers and partygoers early on Saturday.

The 20-year-old victim withdrew cash at a machine on the corner of Cuba Mall and Dixon street about 1.30am.

He walked along Cuba Mall before two men wearing hoodies to cover their heads grabbed him from behind, pushed him against a window and demanded his wallet and mobile phone before pulling his watch off his wrist.

The man told police the watch was a family heirloom and therefore irreplaceable.

The assailants, both described as 25-years-old, 180cm with brown hair and wearing black hoodies, then walked back down Cuba Mall towards Dixon Street.

The victim was unhurt but shaken.

Detective Sergeant Damian Murphy said the attack happened at a time when a lot of people would have been in the area which has a number of bars nearby. Police are calling for anyone who witnessed anything to contact them.

CCTV footage of the area is being reviewed.

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