3 tourists robbed by human statues in Colombia’s Cartagena

(Image credit: EL Tiempo)

Three tourists were robbed by human statues in the historic center of Colombia’s tourist hotspot Cartagena on Tuesday, reported El Tiempo newspaper.

The incident occurred as the women approached the human statues who were disguised as fishermen near a Botero sculpture in the historic center to request a photograph.

As a passerby took the photograph, one of the disguised characters subtly took personal items from a bag belonging to the visitors, all of which was caught on a security camera on Santo Domingo Street.

The security camera footage was passed on to local police by a store owner with an investigation already under way to catch the culprits and recover the stolen items.


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