In border cities, the local currency and the currency of the neighboring country. Even, in most shops, payment with foreign bills is usually accepted. However, this practice was not well received by a criminal, who tried to rob a store in the Paraguayan town of Encarnación with a knife and refused the loot when the store employee wanted to give him Argentine pesos.
The unusual situation, which was recorded on a security camera, occurred in a business located in the downtown area of the border town with the missionary capital. A 24-year-old man, identified as Alberto Esterio Francoand at the point of a knife he threatened the local employee and asked her for the money in the box.
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In dialogue with the medium Itapua in Newsone of the victims recounted that when he wanted to give her the Argentine pesos, the delinquent rejected them and there she began to scream. This alerted other customers who were in the store, who managed to subdue the thief for a few minutes.
However, the 24-year-old man broke free and escaped, although he was chased and captured a few blocks from the place of the robbery by members of the 3rd Encarnación Police Station. In his possession, the thief had the kitchen knife, serrated type, with which he threatened the saleswoman.