He asked to wear masks in his shop and was beaten in front of his wife and 3 and 7 year old children. This is what happened last June 23 to a merchant in Trastevere, a neighborhood in the heart of Rome, beaten by three people, all with criminal records. Today the three people were arrested by the Carabinieri of the Porta Portese Station: they are a 44-year-old Roman, a homeless woman originally from Avellino and a 30-year-old Afghan citizen. 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 is currently being sought by the military.
First the threats, then the beating
After the refusal to wear the mask, the threats and insults of the group against the operator began. Everything seemed to have been resolved, but once the shutters were lowered, the victim was reached again by the group as he took his car with his family to the nearby piazzale Flavio Biondo. The trader was confronted first by the woman, then by the other members of the group, and threatened with a utility knife to deliver smartwatches and earphones. In the meantime, the victim’s wife had brought the children into the car, hit several times by the attackers despite the presence of minors on board.