Italy: Moroccan Illegal Immigrant Raped Dog and Terrorised Agricultural Region for a Year - 06 February 2013

This happened in Ragusa, Sicily. He started in November 2011 by burning 3000 m2 of greenhouses where tomatoes were being grown: 20,000 euros worth of damage to the farmer. Last December, he then set fire to a hangar and to two greenhouses in a farm belonging to two brothers from the region, causing damage of 10,000 euros. In between, he had committed a series of thefts of all types in the farms: poultry, a television, agricultural tools, a cooker with its gas bottle, a coffee machine, a hi-fi system...

The criminal regularly disabled surveillance cameras but during his last crime he forgot one. Its images allowed the carabiniere in Acate to identify him. He was finally arrested on Monday. He is a 32-year-old Moroccan, an illegal immigrant, already known to the police for acts of theft and violence. A search of his den (an abandoned cabin) allowed most of the stolen objects to be recovered.

The Moroccan had been employed for a few days in one of the farms in question, but had quickly been sacked because of his low productivity and his drinking. It is assumed he was partly inspired by a desire for vengeance. (continue reading...)