He tried to steal a woman’s wallet in the Central Market and was lynched by the stallholders
A criminal assaulted a woman in the middle of the Central Market, but it was intercepted by stallholders who did not hesitate to lynch him. The attempted robbery took place last Friday and It was recorded by one of the security cameras installed in the fruit and vegetable trading center.
The images, about 30 seconds long, show the exact moment in which the thief tried to escape in the direction of a possible exit, with what appears to be a wallet in his hands, and how he was also pursued by a man who noticed the theft and decided to take justice into his own hands.
Moving freely between the stacks of crates, other people present were aware of the situation and interfered. In an attempt to prevent him from escaping, some stepped in front of him and others joined the chase.
The pickpocket dodged a few obstacles until he ran into a man who cornered him against a pile of merchandise. The man tripped the thief, who in the fall lost “the loot” that he had obtained.
Without giving you time to react, one of the vendors closest to the robber threw a pallet on the back to immobilize it. That’s when the rest of the vendors quickly surrounded the man, leaving him no escape.
The last sections of the video show how the offender was severely beaten, kicked in the back and closed-handed blows to the face. Finally, the robber He was taken to a police station, where he was detained by the security forces near the Central Market.
Even when it is a common occurrence in the trading center that supplies the city of Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires, few are the ones that achieve great importance. The last one of great importance took place four years ago, more precisely on October 13, 2018.
On that occasion, an assistant of the Police of the city of Buenos Aires, who was on vacation and dressed in civilian clothes, died during an armed confrontation with an agent of the Buenos Aires Police who was present at the moment in which the officer wanted to assault to a young man
The incident occurred in the early afternoon, when a captain from the Departmental Directorate of Investigations (DDI) of La Matanza he was alerted by stallholders of the Central Market of the presence of two suspects who were traveling on a black motorcycle.
Upon arrival at the scene, an agent observed that one of them, gun in hand, was struggling with a young man who was carrying a bag of cash, while his accomplice was waiting for him aboard the motorcycle. The policeman gave the order to stop, which was not heeded, and A shootout ensued in which the criminal fell dead.
Along with the body, a Bersa Thunder 9 mm pistol was found with the legend Argentine Federal Police and also a metal plate with an apocryphal logo of that institution. The deceased was later identified as Lionel Agustin Gonzalezan assistant in the Operations Division of the neighborhood police station.