The man who dressed as a rabbi to rob a Soho Mall jewelry store of 17 Rolex watches valued at $107,000 was caught after a night drinking and gambling on Wednesday, September 19 jn Santiago, Veraguas, after a police chase for suspected impaired driving
Luis Chicho Fábrega a 39-year-old, who already has a criminal record, is now behind bars in Panama city while Public Ministry investigations are underway
The chase began after he nearly knocked down a policeman in front of a casino and ended when he rammed a taxi and was taken to Luis Chicho Fábrega hospital to have his injuries treated.
While checking his car police found a Rolex watch with labels that identify a new product.
In court prosecutor, Gina Díaz called for his provisional detention
"The accused may face a penalty of 10 years in prison, for being an aggravated robbery in which a firearm was used."
Prosecutor Díaz presented evidence about Pérez's link to the incident, including the statement of two employees of the jewelry store, who said that on the day of the robbery he arrived dressed as a rabbi and with several bags.
after providing a copy of the jewelry security videos, in which Pérez is seen dressed in black and with a hat similar to the one used by rabbis Díaz mentioned a second incident attributed to Pérez in which he is investigated for the theft of cell phones at the Samsung store in Albrook Mall, on October 18, 2017, when after tying up staff he stole 57 cell phones and four tablets, valued at $18,000.
The judge decided to keep him in custody, because the crime attributed to him was committed in a public area and because Pérez does not have a fixed residence.