Today In WTF News: Luxury Hotel Guests Robbed By Armed Gang In Rio de Janeiro

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GangStarr Girl / July 18, 2011

Ish is real in Brazil. Armed robbers have invaded a luxury hotel in Rio, robbing guests of money and electronics, according to BBC New:

Four men scaled the wall to enter the Santa Teresa Hotel in central Rio early in the morning, officers said. Rio authorities have been occupying several shantytowns to root out drug gangs and tackle violent crime. But security is an issue for Rio as it prepares to hold World Cup matches in 2014 and host the 2016 Olympics.

The Santa Teresa hotel, located in the neighbourhood of the same name, offers “peace of mind and safety” to guests, according to its website. But security cameras showed four men getting over the perimeter wall in the early hours of Monday. The attackers stole from at least 10 guests, among them foreign tourists, Brazilian media reported. The robbers escaped and there were no reports of any injuries to the guests.