The merchant burned in a robbery in Villa Adelina dies
February 2, 2013
A merchant who had been assaulted by a criminal who doused her with a flammable liquid and set on fire her at her shop located in Villa Adelina town, died as a result of the serious injuries.
The victim, identified as Gabriela Mansilla, 31, was hospitalized in intensive care in San Isidro hospital with burns over 50% of her body and could not overcome the critical state.
The tragic incident occurred on Monday at 20:30 in front of the women’s clothing store “Phiampa”, located on Avenida de Mayo and Yerbal St., Villa Adelina, which was attended by Mansilla.
It all began when the woman was closing the shop and would wait for her husband who picked her up by car to go home and have dinner with her son, age 5.
When she was leaving, a thief who was leaning against the railing of trade on a bicycle, while an accomplice waited farther officiating as “bell”.
The man asked for money, she gave him everything she collected on day-about 4,500 pesos, shoes and shirts, but the assailant wanted more money and sprayed the room with fuel, which had brought in a bottle.
The spokesmen indicated that the individual said “give me the money or I will burn you”, after which he tied her hands with duct tape and held the doorknob and then sprinkle with the fuel in the belly and chest and caught fire.
Despite her critical condition the woman was able to provide some details of the individual to the police and prosecutor Gaston Garbos while uniformed analyzed recordings of the local security cameras to try to identify them.
A man was arrested and police is in search of an accomplice.