Updated 09/20/2021 2:27 PM
Roberto Ayala experienced a bad moment during the early hours of Monday while driving his truck on
at the height of Escobar.
He was ambushed by a group of thieves, who stole some 650 thousand pesos from him.
Some cobblestones that were on the road broke two tires of his Renault Koleos truck and forced him to stop on the shoulder.
It was at that moment that
approached him and stole
about 650 thousand pesos and sports clothes that he had inside the vehicle
, according to the TN channel.
As detailed, the assault occurred at the height of the San Cayetano neighborhood, in the town of Zárate, after the explosion of his left tires (front and rear).
The two blown tires of Roberto Ayala's truck, who was ambushed on Route 9. Photo: infoZC on Facebook.
There, at kilometer 81, he was approached by three armed criminals who, in a very violent way, stole sports clothes, part of his belongings and a very large sum of cash:
600 thousand pesos
After the robbery, the three criminals fled into the neighborhood.
Immediately, the former captain of the National Team called 911 and filed the complaint.
A call that he was able to make thanks to another motorist who sympathized with Ayala and lent him his cell phone since the phone was part of the loot stolen by the assailants.
From the Selection itself they confirmed to TN that Ayala is "well" and that beyond the bad time that he had to live and the material loss, he did not suffer any physical damage.
The "throw stones"
Ayala was one more victim of the so-called "stone throwers": a group of criminals that has been repeating this criminal model on Route 9 for several years.
In several cases they throw stones to break the windshields of the cars that travel on that route;
and in others, they place large elements on the asphalt so that drivers have to stop, after bursting the tires, as in the case of the former footballer.
In 2018, the police carried out several raids in the San Cayetano neighborhood and apprehended several criminals who carried out this repeated maneuver.
A "modus operandi" that continues, three years later, with several victims to its credit.
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