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Head of Mormons in Argentina kidnapped and robbed in Buenos Aires

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 06:59 UTC
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The incident took place last Friday and apparently motivated the US embassy warning about crime in Argentina, blasted by Cristina Fernandez The incident took place last Friday and apparently motivated the US embassy warning about crime in Argentina, blasted by Cristina Fernandez
Robertson was ambushed as he drove his vehicle near two main avenues by four gunmen who took him hostage in his own car and robbed him. Robertson was ambushed as he drove his vehicle near two main avenues by four gunmen who took him hostage in his own car and robbed him.

The head of the Mormon Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, US citizen David Paul Robertson, was kidnapped, robbed, and finally released by armed men that attacked him while he was driving in Ciudadela, in Greater Buenos Aires.

 The 52-old religious leader was ambushed as he drove his vehicle near two main avenues by four gunmen who took him hostage in his own car and robbed him. They took his wallet, mobile phone and a notebook and drove him off to another neighborhood, in Buenos Aires City, where Robertson was finally released unharmed.

The incident took place last Friday but became public on Wednesday, a day after the US Embassy in Buenos Aires had issued a message for its citizens warning against “crimes reported to the embassy,” recommending them to “always be aware of their surroundings, maintain a high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security.”

Buenos Aires police forces have found Robertson’s car abandoned in Lomas del Mirador, La Matanza district, and are working on fingerprints and security cameras recordings that might lead to the attackers.

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  • reality check

    Well there you go then, the reason why the US Embassy did what Embassies do in such circumstance, issue warning to their citizens. Not in fact a conspiracy by the US Government, under the thinly disguised cover of the “vulture funds” together with the traitorous Argentine Commercial Terrorist Base, to carry out a coup against the Republic.

    What do you get for Kidnap in the Republic, my guess is a 6 months mandatory human rights course.

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 07:41 am 0
  • Captain Poppy

    A chair at the local police station with a major bitch session for getting caught......if you do get caught. Not even a night in jail. Arresting criminals in Argentina is a human rights violation.

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 12:13 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1 reality check

    They won't get caught, it would be too embarrassing to find out the local police 'jefe' was the 'mastermind' (yes, I know that's an oxymoron).

    Ah well he dodged finding out there is no god, this time.

    Lovely country, TDC.

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 12:28 pm 0
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