Translated by Fulano from an article in Frontera.info.
ROSARITO, Baja California – A series of robberies at hotels which have beach exits has lit the red lights as it is suspected it could involve people who were evicted from “El Bordo” in Tijuana [the Tijuana River Channel].
Councilwoman and president of the Rosarito Tourism Commission, Rosa María Plascencia, made a call so that police in the area coordinate with the Mexican Navy, with the goal of a special vigilance of the city’s beaches.
She questioned the lack of police patrols at the beach, a location where thousands of visitors come during the weekends, and which unfortunately has become a location were the homeless camp out and try to mingle in with the visitors this time of year, who are accustomed to camping on the beaches.
The councilwoman said that the issue of hotel robberies is a current one and the most recent event was a tourist from Chile who was staying at Campo Rene and who had his cash stolen, as well and important identity documentation and credit cards, among other belongings.
Plascencia Díaz, who is also a restaurant owner in Puerto Nuevo, said that because of the operation by the City of Tijuana to evict people from “El Bordo,” Rosarito has suffered the effect with the presence of people sleeping overnight on the beaches and begging on the streets.
The result is now there are people who were kicked out of “El Bordo,” she said, who think Rosarito is safer and now make Rosarito their home.