A 69-year-old retiree, father of journalist Alejandro “Pollo” Cerviño, was assaulted by three young men in the heart of the Buenos Aires town of BernaHe, where they threatened him with weapons, threw him to the ground and stole his vehicle.
The theft, which was filmed by security cameras in images that were viralized on social networks, occurred around 10 this Tuesday on Lavalle street, between May 25 and July 9, in the heart of the aforementioned town of the Quilmes district, south of the suburbs.
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Héctor Cerviño (69), father of the journalist and radio host “Pollo” Cerviño, was about to open the trunk of his dark blue Chevrolet Corsa when he was intercepted by three young men, two of whom were carrying firearms.
According to what is observed in the images of the security cameras, Cerviño began to struggle with two of them while they tried to take the keys of the vehicle.
For the struggle, the retiree fell to the ground and the criminals were finally able to obtain the keys and steal his car and then hit the road.
The victim was lying on the floor, for which she had to be assisted by the Quilmes Emergency Medical Attention System (SAME), whose staff found that she had some bruises but no serious injuries.
“I am struck by the time that passed and that no police have passed, since it is a central area and the police station is two blocks away,” said “Pollo” Cerviño, who added that that block “is monitored with cameras from the municipality and various businesses ”.
He expressed that his father is “shocked and scared” by what he experienced and confirmed that the car was found in the afternoon after being abandoned by criminals.
The journalist assured that his father “is one more victim of the hot and critical moment in the country.”
Neighbors explained in statements to the press that The incidents of insecurity have grown in recent months and demanded greater security measures in the neighborhood.
The case was handled by the prosecutor Mariel Calviño, from the Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) 12 of Quilmes, specialized in motor vehicle theft, who labeled the file as “Robbery aggravated by the use of weapons.”
Report by Ariel Rodríguez