A 54-year-old man was first robbed by three criminals who were holding a gun (he himself cannot say whether real or fake) and then, threatening him, they locked him in the trunk to escape. It happened last Tuesday 6 February near the Cave park in Milan. And what worries the police and citizens the most is that it is the third report of robbery in that area which occurred between February 4th and 6th, but above all that not even a month ago another boy suffered the same fate of the 54-year-old: after the robbery, he too was locked in the trunk of his car and abandoned there.
It would therefore already be the second robbery with the same epilogue which took place, in less than a month, in the same plot of land to the east of the city. On the night between Monday 8 January and Tuesday 9 January, in via Broggini, two boys were threatened by some criminals with a knife and robbed. Then the attackers took one of the two victims by force and locked him inside the trunk of his car. Luckily, on that occasion, the friend was there who was able to raise the alarm and help the boy free himself.
The 54-year-old who was attacked on the evening of February 6, however, was alone and suffered the same fate, which he told the newspaper The day.
“I was walking along a street in the park (…) I was approached by three boys. One of them asked me if I had a cigarette. I replied ‘I don’t smoke, I don’t have one’. But at that point they asked me money. Which I didn’t have, because I went out with nothing on me: neither wallet nor cell phone. They got nervous and slapped me. Then they searched me to make sure I wasn’t lying. And, having ascertained that I had nothing of value, they they beat again.
But it didn’t end there.
“I was scared above all because one of them was holding a gun. I don’t know if it was real or fake but for me at that moment it was real. At a certain point they even consulted about taking my shoes away but then they gave up.”
And then, before leaving, they locked him in the trunk of the car too. The suspicion, therefore, is that it could always be the same gang, who decided to use this as a technique, as a signature on their crimes. The risk, however, is that sooner or later they may find someone who is unable to free themselves from the baggage and who, perhaps due to respiratory problems, loses their life.