Alert for virtual kidnappings on the Atlantic coast
January 28, 2013
So-called virtual kidnappings have been repeated dramatically in the Atlantic coast, so police requested help from the public to prevent traumatic episodes.
The Buenos Aires police sought the assistance of the public to report what happened and prevent them.
The issue was addressed by the High Commissioner Roberto Palmeiro, head of the Department Pinamar, whose jurisdiction extends from San Clemente to Villa Gesell.
“We tell people that when it reaches an unknown number of strangers, do not attend the phone, do not give any information, try not to have a chat very fluid and do not provided data because that serves offenders to build a story,” he said.
In that sense the police chief said “Before any doubt whatsoever, call 911 that we will evacuate any situation” while from the police station in the area issued a warning to the community, accurate information to prevent false abduction.
“How to deal with virtual kidnapping? It’s called virtual kidnapping criminal actions by which one person, through a phone call (landline or cell) claims to have kidnapped a person, trying to get money or valuables (phone card codes, for example) part of a family and / or acquaintances of the person allegedly kidnapped,” the statement said.