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Millionaire rain of pesos in the middle of Libertador Avenue after an attempted robbery in Belgrano


A man struggled with a criminal who tried to steal a backpack with $7 million. Bills fell out of the bag and bystanders helped pick them up. The victim reported a shortage.

A man who was going to a Belgrano bank was surprised this Thursday by

a criminal who wanted to steal his backpack

in which he was carrying

7 million pesos


After the struggle and the frustrated assault, part of the bills

flooded the Avenida del Libertador


Passersby, shocked by the

rain of pesos

, collaborated to collect the bills and return them.

But apparently

not all


It is that time, the man denounces a shortage: he said, when he appeared at the police station, that

one of the occasional assistants kept 70 thousand pesos.

The episode occurred

this Thursday around 12

, in the middle of the hours in which banking entities operate.

A 26-year-old


was crossing Libertador to enter the BBVA Francés Bank branch that is almost on the corner with Olazábal.

He carried -always according to his version- a

black backpack with 7 million pesos

to carry out a transaction.

Suddenly, a criminal intercepted him and demanded:

"Give me the backpack."

 In the brief struggle,

the bag was opened

and part of the money that was inside fell to the ground.

In the wind,

the bills swirled and scattered across the block


The thief would have escaped aboard a motorcycle that was waiting for him, through Libertador in the direction of General Paz and from there to the Province of Buenos Aires.

The pesos scattered on Libertador and Olazábal avenues, after an attempted robbery in Belgrano.

The owner of the backpack - named Juan Cruz S. - then received

the assistance of passers-by

, who ran after the bills and helped him recover the money.

All this was recorded by

a neighbor who recorded the moment

with a cell phone from

a building on the sidewalk opposite

the banknote altercation.

"When they tried to grab him ,

the bag fell

. People began to

collect the money

and returned it to him," said a witness.

Minutes later, the man - who was not injured in the attempted robbery - tried to carry out the banking operation.


he noticed that he was missing 70,000 pesos


Police sources indicated that the main hypothesis is that

one of the spontaneous collaborators kept that amount.

The District Prosecutor's Office for the Saavedra and Núñez neighborhoods intervenes, in charge of

José María Campagnoli


Despair in Belgrano: a legion of helpers and a disguised intruder

The episode, just after the attempted robbery, went viral on social networks due to a video shared by a neighbor.

From the top of the balcony,

the woman recounts the desperation of the passers-by.


is bullshit

, instead of helping the kid

he starts collecting

," the neighbor is heard saying.

Meters below, a dozen passers-by run for tickets and some

even throw themselves headlong

onto the asphalt.

More than fifteen people

were part of the ticket collection operation.

Almost a dozen raised the money on the sidewalk.

Others, on the avenue, were chasing

what looked like confetti from above.

A motorcyclist parked

and, without removing his helmet or taking his eyes off his vehicle, began to collect the money.

Others went into the middle of the avenue, chasing the tickets.

The same thing happened towards the cross street to the corner at that time busy.

A man dressed in brown, helmet on his arm,

scrambled down

the sidewalk as a handful of people rushed across Olazábal to help.  

Among all of them, the

alleged suspect of 70 thousand pesos.


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Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-31

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