• Short Summary

    ARGENTINE POLICE ARE CARRYING OUT A MASSIVE MANHUNT WHICH STRETCHES OVER THEIR BORDERS TO NEIGHBOURING URUGUAY IN THE SEARCH FOR THREE MEN STILL WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE JANUARY 7TH.

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    ARGENTINE POLICE ARE CARRYING OUT A MASSIVE MANHUNT WHICH STRETCHES OVER THEIR BORDERS TO NEIGHBOURING URUGUAY IN THE SEARCH FOR THREE MEN STILL WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE JANUARY 7TH. BANK ROBBERY OF A BRANCH OF THE BANCO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES (PROVINCIAL BANK) IN ESCOBAR, 70 MILES (112 KMS.) NORTH OF THE CAPITAL. THE ROBBERY, WHICH IS THE LARGEST IN ARGENTINA'S CRIME HISTORY, NETTED THE ROBBERS 72,000,000 PESOS (206,000 U.S. DOLLARS). TWO OF THE ROBBERS HAVE BEEN CAUGHT ALONG WITH A LARGE ARSENAL OF SMALL ARMS AND AMMUNITION AND CONSIDERABLE SUBVERSIVE LITERATURE. THIS FACT, PLUS THE EFFICIENCY OF THE OPERATION, HAS LED AUTHORITIES TO BELIEVE THAT THE GANG WAS CONNECTED WITH SUBVERSIVE ORGANISATIONS IN BOTH ARGENTINA AND URUGUAY.

    TWO MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED. THEY ARE 22-YEAR-OLD RUBEN BATALLES WHO WAS ARRESTED IN A CAR 30 MINUTES AFTER THE HOLDUP. THE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN A WILLING SCAPEGOAT TO ALLOW THE OTHER TO ESCAPE, AND 36-YEAR-OLD SIDEL NEGRIN, WHO WAS CAUGHT IN A RAID ON HIS APARTMENT. THE THREE WHO ARE BEING SOUGHT ARE LUIS FERNANDEZ, ALEXANDRO ??? AND A MAN KNOWN ONLY A "ABUELO" (GRANDFATHER).

    THE ROBBERY WAS CARRIED OUT WITH MILITARY PRECISION AT 9 P.M. THE MASKED ROBBERS ENTERED THE BANK BY A SIDE DOOR - ALTHOUGH THE BANK HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR FIVE HOURS. THERE WERE STILL SEVEN CLERKS WORKING OVERTIME. THE CLERKS WERE HELD AT GUNPOINT UNTIL THE MANAGER, WHO LIVED IN A FLAT ABOVE THE BANK, HAD RETURNED FORM DINNER; HE WAS RELIEVED OF HIS KEYS, AND THE VAULT WAS CLEANED OUT. THE ROBBERS SCOOPED THE MONEY INTO TWO SUITCASES, LOCKED THE MANAGER AND THE SEVEN CLERKS INTO THE BATHROOM AND MADE THEIR ESCAPE. TO DATE NO ONE CENT OF THE MONEY HAS BEEN FOUND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABYA3RJJJHNF8UWG0KPAJZ9PH5
    Media URN:
    VLVABYA3RJJJHNF8UWG0KPAJZ9PH5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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