A thief got caught by the Dirección de Inteligencia M-2 of the Marina de Guerra (Navy). He was trying to take three iron cannons that are historically valuable from the time of colonization. These cannons were located along the seafront stretch of Avenida George Washington also known as the Malecon in Santo Domingo.
They said this is a very unusual robbery as the thief really had no idea how he was going to transport these heavy six to seven foot long cannons to be melted down.
The Marina de Guerra chief, Nicolás Cabrera Arias, turned the thief over to the National Police to bring him to justice.