As if Puerto Rico didn’t have enough problems already a couple of thugs made life even more difficult for the entire population this morning. A pair of tourists playing golf at the Wyndham Rio Mar were assaulted and robbed at gun point. Published reports say the thieves got away with about one thousand dollars in property and money.
Reports of the robbery are making their way through social media and will further deter tourists from visiting the ‘Isle of Enchantment.’
Crime has long been a problem in Puerto Rico and its outlying island Vieques, where tourists have been repeatedly assaulted and robbed. Puerto Rico police are investigating the crime which happened this morning (February 3, 2016).
The island’s economy has been struggling for the better part of a decade and the U.S. Commonwealth has over 70 billion dollars in debt. If this incident impacts tourism, which is one of the islands main industries; it could further complicate the situation.
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