Dominican police arrest 3 over Swiss citizen murder


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Dominican police have arrested three men accused of killing a Swiss citizen who imported wines into the Caribbean country.

Police allege the three suspects conspired with two others to rob Stahli Roland Eugen at his home on a farm near the eastern city of El Seibo.

Detectives allege the gunmen believed Eugen had US$60,000 in a safe inside his home. Eugen was shot in the right leg during the robbery and bled to death.

He had recently returned to his Dominican home from New York when the robbers cut through burglar bars on his bathroom window.

Police say they found a pistol they allege was the murder weapon buried in the yard of the house of one of the arrested men.

Two others are being sought, including a former Dominican soldier.