The bills were inside a brown envelope that had been placed in a box of whole milk powder.
Justice is investigating two agents of the Buenos Aires Police who were denounced by a couple of waste collectors, who accused them of stealing from their home, through threats and pressure, some dollars that they had found in the garbage and that had been thrown away by mistake. in the town of San Pedro, in the province of Buenos Aires.
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The unusual episode happened last Sunday, in the area of Hipólito Yrigoyen and Avenida Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, a few blocks from the San Pedro Fishermen’s Club. It all started after a neighbor admitted to having thrown $8,000 and a sum in pesos into the trash by mistake.
According to the victim, the bills were inside a brown envelope that he had placed in a box of whole powdered milk. Realizing what she had done, the woman became desperate and ran towards the street hoping to find the bag she had thrown.
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It was then that he detected that the waste collection company had not yet made its rounds, however, it was already too late: the bag was open and scrambled; so he deduced that someone may have collected the box to recycle it.
As a last resort, he contacted a local media outlet to publicize the case and offered a reward. “The dollars were intended to pay a debt,” he told the La Opinión portal. To date, the amount released is equivalent to more than 7 million pesos. “If someone finds them I will reward them with a motorcycle. I know it is illusory, but there are honest people out there,” he added. The publication of the news on Facebook revolutionized the community. The post received about 40 comments and was republished about 25 times.
Desperate, the woman offered a reward to anyone who would return the money.
According to judicial sources confided to Infobae, the loss of the money led to a criminal complaint and subsequent raids on two Bonaerense officers, aged 29 and 31, who serve in San Pedro.
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The measure was established after a couple of waste collectors reported that a pair of agents went to their home and took the dollars they had found in the trash, “under threats and pressure.”
Based on the complaint, emergency raids were ordered, which were carried out this Friday afternoon, by personnel from the Argentine Naval Prefecture. According to what this media learned, the properties, offices and the cell phone used by the police personnel in question and which was parked at the Security Pole were seized.
In addition, cash (a total of $1,230,000) and four cell phones (two Samsung brands and two iPhone brands, model 13 Pro Max) were seized. They will be subjected to expert tests to determine if there are elements to relate them to the facts.
Part of what was raided in one of the homes
For investigators, it is still unclear how police officials became aware of who the recoverers were who had found the money. Nor how they were subsequently located. As for the recoverers in question, as this media learned, the complainant has a case for false testimony and her partner has a criminal record.
So far, the missing money has not turned up. The case is being investigated as “illegal coercion” by prosecutor Viviana Ramos, head of the decentralized Functional Instruction and Trial Unit No. 11 of San Pedro, of the Judicial Department of San Nicolás. However, by order of the Attorney General’s Office, the case will continue to be processed in another prosecutor’s office.
The raids were carried out this Friday afternoon, by personnel from the Argentine Naval Prefecture
It happened in the city of Posadas, province of Misiones, last April. A 25-year-old young man was on a 5-a-side soccer field when he received an “alert” on his cell phone. After reviewing the security cameras in his home, connected by a system to his mobile phone, he visualized a true nightmare that came from his room: a group of criminals stole about 240,000 dollars, 8,000,000 pesos and 3,000 reais from a safe.
After noticing the robbery, Juan Andrés Monteiro left at full speed towards his home, but was unable to find the thieves who, according to the camera footage, had their faces hidden with masks, caps and hoods.
The suspicion of the Police, as well as the victim, is that the thieves knew exactly the location of the box (cream colored) located in Monteiro’s bedroom, since in less than 20 seconds, they entered and left the home.