A 37-year-old woman was stabbed in the heart on Thursday morning in a store located on Victoriei Boulevard, in central Bucharest, where she was working as a sales representative. Police officers arrived shortly thereafter and sealed the crime scene while doctors tried to resuscitate the woman. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful. An all-points bulletin was issued for the suspect throughout Bucharest and he was apprehended shortly thereafter. According to police sources quoted by Mediafax, police received a distress call around 9 a.m., police units from precinct no.1 and paramedics being dispatched at the scene.
Representatives of the Bucharest-Ilfov Emergency Situations Inspectorate stated that emergency crews found a woman with multiple stab wounds in the chest and abdomen and tried to resuscitate her for minutes on end.
It seems the woman had filed multiple police complaints, claiming her lover was abusive, but her complaints were allegedly disregarded, ziare.com informs. A second sales representative was present in the store but she was not in the same room at the time of the incident, according to B1TV.
The store’s owner is in a state of shock. The owner is Alina Petre, the former daughter-in-law of Virgil Magureanu, former Romanian Intelligence Service Director during Ion Iliescu’s Presidential term. She stated for B1TV that the victim had problems with a former lover that was harassing her. “Every day she was showing me text messages with death threats she was receiving. Why didn’t the authorities do something?,” Alina Petre stated for the press. She pointed out that the store has a CCTV system and the recordings will be offered to investigators.