They jumped, surrounded by police officers who remember him in his arms, the thief does not know what to do. It's lost. He is 15 years old and has 9 mm with whom he just showed up on the store and stole less than a thousand pesos.
The scene takes place in the heart of Mar del Plata. "Release the gun and release it," several policemen shouted at once. The boy hesitates, seems to have given up and not, the tension reaches the border, screws the weapon and rests on the head.
"No. Do not do it!", the voice of a woman who excels over the others: "I have a brother of your age," she says, and as soon as she grabs the attention of the assailant, she asks the rest of her companions to let her know and then convinces him.
This is Sergeant María Victoria Salinas, assigned patrol headquarters, who Eventually, he managed to convince the young thief. After the uproar that had arrived on the catwalk street Luro, in the center and two blocks from the first police station, and with a nervous shout uniformed by the boy throwing a gun to the ground, Sergeant Salinas, he was careful to achieve.
The attacker is 15 years old and was commissioned by the UFI minors, who was in charge of the prosecutor Marcelo Yanez Urrutia. A moment earlier he invaded the pavilion in Rivadavia and on September 20, seven streets from the place where he was arrested.
He took the proceeds he had in the box to the merchant, 960 pesos.
It happened on Monday afternoon. The police ordered shops in the area to remove their blinds. The thief, named Diego, wore a camperon and a cap that did not allow him to see his eyes. When he finally gets his attention, Sergeant Salinas asks him "do not do it" (the thief just pointed at the gun with his pistol ready to shoot, he snaps) and promises nothing to happen to him.
He tells him about his family, about his brother of the same age. Success: The criminal supports the weapons on the ground and stops.
The boy has been transferred to the juvenile detention center located in Batan, with the cause "Theft Degraded by Using a Weapon", Agents confiscated a 9mm Browning brand and earned the proceeds from the store that attacked.
Later, through Twitter, Cristian Ritondo, Secretary of Security at Buenos Aires, stressed the Sergeant's action: "Mary Victoria Avoided Crime and Prevented Death," wrote: "In the fight against crime we must prevent crime and more But the death of the innocent For the police, even by the person who committed the crime.