Four men are arrested in Argentina after the British millionaire is shot
Four men were arrested in Argentina after British millionaire Matthew Gibbard was shot dead while attempting to fight armed robbers.
The men were arrested during raids by the Buenos Aires police after Mr. Gibbard was murdered and his stepson Stefan Zone was wounded in the shooting on Saturday.
It is believed that all prisoners are Argentinian, although the police are hunting other suspects of Venezuelan nationality.
The police also seized the engine that was believed to have been used by the armed robbers.
Armed robbery: CCTV footage from Buenos Aires on Saturday shows that the attackers are struggling with their targets in a street robbery in which a British millionaire was killed
According to Argentinian media, one of the men in possession of a red Ford Fiesta was filmed in front of the five-star Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires, where Saturday's shooting took place.
The car has also been seized by investigators, so that it can be analyzed by forensic experts.
It is not made clear how many other suspects the police are trying to arrest.
The police have told the local media that all members of the gang suspected of being involved in the crime have been identified.
Stefan Zone (photo), 28, was shot in the leg in the attack that killed his stepfather
One of the locations where raids took place was mentioned locally as a city just north of Buenos Aires called Tigre.
The other places are identified as Temperley, Ciudadela and Exaltacion de la Cruz.
The prisoners will be taken to court later today so that they can be interrogated by an investigating judge.
Mr. Gibbard, who runs a multi-million pound holiday and retirement home business, died after being shot in the chest in front of his hotel.
His stepson Stefan Zone, 28, was shot in the leg and had to be taken to the hospital for emergency surgery.
The police believe that the men who had traveled to Argentina for a Christmas holiday with other family members were followed from the airport to their hotel after they were & # 39; marked & # 39; by a gang that focused on wealthy tourists.
The pair refused to hand in their luggage and tried to fight the robbers outside the Faena Art Hotel.
CCTV images show one of the crooks flying off a motorcycle to grab one of the British on the ground, before the other man, presumably Mr. Gibbard, bravely runs in to kick an attacker.
There is a fierce battle for their bags before the shots are fired by an attacker with a gun.
A man, who is supposed to be Mr. Zone, writhes in pain while holding his thigh after the first shot is seen.
Aftermath: the two British holidaymakers were shot by armed robbers outside a five-star hotel in Argentina
The man who is supposed to be Mr. Gibbard (black t-shirt, blue jeans on the left) struggles with the attackers before shots are fired outside the Faena Art Hotel on Saturday morning
Mr. Gibbard tries to struggle with one of the motorcyclists before he is shot and then goes off the screen.
The Argentine president Alberto Fernandez described the murder as & # 39; horrible & # 39; and urged the police & # 39; inflexible & # 39; to be in tracing the perpetrators.
According to local media, a bullet went through the right armpit of Mr. Gibbard and possibly penetrated his lung.
According to the police, he died of his injuries shortly after the attack.
Meanwhile, Mr Zone was rushed to the hospital and remains in a serious condition after being shot in the thigh.
The bullet would have just missed its femoral artery.
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said: & We support the family of two British men following an incident in Buenos Aires and are in contact with the local authorities there. & # 39;
Mr. Gibbard was head of the Tingdene company, which has annual sales of £ 20 million.
The company operates 32 holiday parks and 52 park homes for pensioners.
He is also listed as a director for a local vineyard and a vegetation management company.
He was married to 52-year-old Suzanne and the family home is in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
More than 111,000 British nationals visited Argentina in 2018, according to the Foreign Ministry, who said most visits & # 39; hassle-free & # 39; to be.
But tourists are warned to be alert to street crime, including armed robberies, and advised to transfer cash and valuables without resistance.
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