Mugger shockingly filmed laughing and showing off $10,000 after he and his accomplice shot and robbed a woman outside her Coca-Cola distribution center in Argentina
- Claudia Puliafito, owner of a Coca-Cola bottling company in San Luis, Argentina, was shot along with her driver, Nestor Espinoza, on Monday
- The incident was outside the warehouse moments after Puliafito returned from withdrawing $10,000 to cover backed-up employee wages
- Puliafito told news digital outlet El Chorrillero that one of the suspects stepped off a motorcycle and opened fire at her and Espinoza without saying a word
- Puliafito was shot in the leg and Espinoza was shot in the abdomen; both are now recovering and out of the hospital
- The suspect took off with the money, and abandoned the motorcycle and a bag containing $1,550 in the San Luis neighborhood Barrio San Martín
- One of the suspects filmed his accomplice laughing and holding the cash as they laughed inside a car that was reportedly parked in front of one of their homes
- Both assailants remain on-the-run as of Friday
A robbery suspect filmed his accomplice laughing and holding a pile of cash in front of one of their homes after they reportedly mugged the owner of a local Coca-Cola distribution center in central Argentina.
The footage, which spread over social media after it was obtained by local outlet Reporte San Luis, shows the accused mugger at the home, sitting in the front passenger seat of a car moments after Claudia Puliafito and her driver, Nestor Espinoza, were shot outside the warehouse in San Luis.
Puliafito went to the bank around 11am local time Monday to withdraw about $10,000 to cover backed-up wages for her employees.
Two men apparently were waiting for Puliafito and Espinoza to arrive at the warehouse and intercepted them across the street, according to Argentine digital news outlet El Chorrillero.
A robbery suspect in San Luis, Argentina, laughs while looking a cellphone camera after he and his accomplice reportedly shot and robbed Claudia Puliafito and her driver, Nestor Espinoza, Monday morning in front of a Coca-Cola distribution center owned by Puliafito.
A robbery suspect in San Luis, Argentina, shows off a pile of cash stolen Monday from Claudia Puliafito outside her Coca-Cola bottling plant in San Luis, Argentina
Nestor Espinoza receives care after he was shot in front of his boss’ Coca-Cola bottling plant in Argentina
Puliafito said one the shooters stepped off a motorbike and did not say a word to her or Espinoza before he opened fire.
She was shot in leg and Espinoza was wounded in the abdomen. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening. Both have been released from the hospital.
‘My life is not worth the money that was taken,’ Puliafito said. ‘He aimed at my stomach to kill me and he struck me on the leg.’
Authorities recovered the motorcycle, which had been reported stolen Sunday, and a bag containing around $1,550, both abandoned in the Barrio San Martín neighborhood.
Authorities are looking into whether the men who mugged the owner of a Coca-Cola bottling plant located in San Luis, Argentina, were tipped off that the businesswoman was taking out a large sum of cash to cover her ‘ wages
One of the suspect’s homes was raided by authorities, but both men remain at large, according to Reporte San Luis.
According to news channel Todo Noticias, authorities are investigating whether someone else may have been involved and provided the assailants with the date and time Puliafito was going to the bank.
‘It is a feeling that I never had in my life, I have had the distributor for 7 years, and no one had pointed a gun at me,” Puliafito said. ‘I thought I was going to die there, and when he shot me, I don’t remember anything else, only the pain that I couldn’t bear.’