He had been forbidden to enter the shop because all of them did not have a mask. So three people – a 44-year-old Roman, a 30-year-old woman from the province of Avellino, in the capital with no fixed abode, and a 30-year-old Afghan citizen, all with precedents – have seen fit to wait for the owner at the end of the shift to beat him in retaliation in front of his wife and young children. Thus the carabinieri of the Roma Porta Portese station carried out an order for the application of a precautionary measure in prison, issued by the Gip of the Court of Rome, at the request of the local Public Prosecutor’s Office against the three attackers. They are accused, for various reasons, of the crimes of aggravated robbery in competition, aggravated personal injury in competition and illegal carrying of weapons. A fourth subject, their accomplice, is actively sought and appears to have fled abroad.
The facts date back to June 23, when a group of people entered an electronics store in the Gianicolense ring road, owned by a 33-year-old Chinese citizen, without wearing the masks required by the anti Covid-19 legislation. The owner, at that time in the company of his wife and 3 and 7-year-old children, had invited customers to wear masks, a request immediately rejected by the group. A discussion was born, seasoned with insults and threats against the owner of the business.
After a few minutes, the group had left the shop without creating further problems, but at the end of the year, when the shopkeeper with his family had gone out to retrieve his car in Piazzale Flavio Biondo, he had been confronted again, first by a woman , backed by the other members of the group, willing to take revenge for the alleged wrong suffered previously in the shop.
The Chinese citizen’s wife had their children in the car to spare them from the fury of their attackers who, despite their presence, had started hitting the bodywork anyway. The husband was threatened with a utility knife and was forced by the pack to hand over a smartwatch and phone earphones after being beaten, resulting in a broken nose bone with a 30-day prognosis. The story was reported to the Carabinieri of the Roma Porta Portese Station who managed to reconstruct all the phases of the attack and to give a name and a face to the alleged perpetrators.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rome, agreeing with the investigative findings of the Carabinieri, requested and obtained from the Gip of the Court of Rome a precautionary custody order against the suspects, three of whom were associated in prison, while one, in the meantime fled abroad, he is still actively sought.