Assault in Palermo Soho

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  • A tourist was assaulted two days ago in Palermo Soho. The man was taking a stroll with his wife on Gurruchaga & Costa Rica, when a young thief grabbed him by the neck from behind, attempting to steal his watch. The wife intervened, the tourist was dragged to the ground by the assaulter, who then ran away empty-handed.



    My husband has instructed me to stop wearing a wristwatch. Fuck Argentina! :beatdeadhorse:


    PS: I am wearing a wristwatch because I don't want to take out my phone to check the time, and it felt stupid to have two very nice wristwatches but keeping them at home (I don't wear them at home as it is pointless).


    Fuck Argentina times-two. :beatdeadhorse: :beatdeadhorse:

  • I have to stand up for Argentina here - - the same awful things happen in most cities. Because thieves are opportunists, they love areas like the corner of Gurruchaga & Costa Rica, which rarely seems to have many people around.


    serafina , I’d hate for you to be victimized because of an expensive watch. I know it goes against the grain, but would you consider wearing a utilitarian, accurate but cheap watch? I fully agree with your not hauling an iPhone out to look at the time!

  • serafina , I’d hate for you to be victimized because of an expensive watch. I know it goes against the grain, but would you consider wearing a utilitarian, accurate but cheap watch? I fully agree with your not hauling an iPhone out to look at the time!

    Oh Rice, I used to wear a plastic one! Then one day I found stored away a nice watch that my father gifted to my husband, and I told myself: what is its use if its hidden somewhere, to the point one even forget to have it? And I started wearing it. Mind you, this was about three years after it was gifted to us. It was still brand new with the tag attached.


    I started wearing it in winter, so it was hidden under my sleeve. Then, out of habit I started wearing even during spring, although I remind myself to stick my hand and wrist in my trouser to not flash it around. At this point, better leave it home.


    Yesterday, I was waiting for the subway and I noticed that not one person in the car (that was incoming) was wearing a watch. It seems we are the prisoners of the delinquents....

  • That’s very true, and it is a lamentable situation. Just not unique to Argentina. In New Orleans, as in Buenos Aires, I rarely wear jewelry that would attract the attention of thieves. I’m sorry that I can’t, but it’s just not worth the risk of physical injury (or in the US, of being shot).

  • I can’t find the thread with the InfoBA link about the sentencing of the gang that targeted the British tourist arriving at Hotel Faena from EZE.

    But this seems an appropriate thread for a response about the robbery which resulted in his death.


    I was shocked that only the lead guy in the gang received a significant sentence. The other 9 received very light sentences, from 6 months to 4 years, and 3 of those sentences were suspended.


    What message does this send to other robbers and potential robbers?

  • Here?

    Condenaron a perpetua al acusado de matar a un turista inglés en la puerta de Hotel Faena de Puerto Madero
    A Matthew Gibbard lo asesinó una banda que asaltaba extranjeros recién llegados al país. La sentencia fue del Tribunal Oral en lo Criminal N°17 de la Capital…
    www.infobae.com