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Latino Community Targeted in Robberies

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Charlotte, N.C. (WJZY) -- Police say undocumented Latinos living in Charlotte are being targeted by criminal groups.

We spoke to a Latin American woman who was recently attacked by a young African American man with a gun. She says he broke her nose and leg. All she had to give him was twenty dollars.

Detective Danny Hernandez with the Charlotte Police Department says she's not alone. He says a group of African American robbers are targeting undocumented Latinos. He says many undocumented immigrants carry cash - not having a bank account - and are afraid to call the police in fear of deportation.

Armando Bellmas with the Latin American Coalition says many banks in Charlotte, including the 5/3rd Bank and Wells Fargo, open accounts for arriving immigrants and undocumented. He says all the bank needs to open an account is a valid picture ID: driver's license, passport, Mexican Consulate Card, etc. He says you do not need a social security number.

Detective Danny Hernandez has been working directly with the Latino community in Charlotte for more than a decade. He says if you are a victim of a crime, documented or undocumented, you will be treated the same. He says the Chief of Police wants everyone, no matter if they have identification or not, to be comfortable calling the police if they are the victim of any crime.

Detective Hernandez speaks both Spanish and English. If you or someone you know needs to speak with him in Spanish, you can call 704-841-3870.

For more information about the Latin American Coalition and the services it provides, visit their website by clicking here.

According to census data, Hispanic or Latinos make up more than 13% of the population in Charlotte. That's close to 100,000 people.
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