Gang kidnapped a bank manager in Mexico City, tied a fake bomb belt around her waist and had her steal $ 460,000 from the safe
- A gang in the city of Gustavo A. Madero in Mexico City took off with $ 460,000 after forcing a BBVA branch manager to help them with the robbery last Friday
- The BBVA chief, identified by authorities as Karina, was on her way to work when a van intercepted the path of her vehicle
- She was forced into a car at gunpoint and received a bomb belt that, according to BBVA, turned out to be fake
- The gang gave her a phone that allowed her to watch her over a video meeting while she was on the couch
- After leaving the branch, she was instructed to drive to a meeting point where she handed over the money and started running before dumping the belt into a canal
A gang kidnapped a bank manager from a BBVA in Mexico City, forced her to wear a fake bomb belt and watched a live mobile video while wiping $ 460,000 from the safe.
The bank employee, identified by authorities as Karina, was on her way to her office last Friday when a minivan intercepted her car and forced her to come under fire.
Local media outlets reported that the gang threatened to kill the 36-year-old woman’s husband, children and parents if she did not follow their orders.
BBVA Mexico announced in a statement that the belt bomb was not genuine and that Karina was unharmed.
A branch manager of BBVA Mexico City, identified by authorities as Karina (left), was kidnapped by a gang by a gang last Friday and forced to pull $ 460,000 from a bank vault. She was told she would have her family killed if she didn’t follow the rules
BBVA Mexico said the bomb belt from one of their bank managers in Mexico City was not genuine. The bank also said the 36-year-old worker has suffered no damage
Two armed men had Karina wear a belt around her waist that was full of a watch and what she believed were pyrotechnic sticks.
They exchanged her mobile for another smartphone and placed a video call so they could watch her robbery.
The gang threatened to blow up Karina if at any time she refused to obey their orders.
A security camera captured the moment when Karina walked next to a female colleague to the bank, to whom she confessed what was going to happen.
Once on the couch, Karina walked straight to the safe and loaded a backpack with 10 million Mexican pesos.
She then returned to her vehicle and then drove as the gang followed her journey.
A BBVA branch in the city of Gustavo A. Madero in Mexico City was the site of a robbery last Friday after its manager was kidnapped by a gang who threatened to blow her up if she didn’t help them get $ 460,000 out of the safe to steal
The authorities had not made any arrests since last Friday’s bank robbery in Mexico City
Fake bomb belt placed on a bank manager by a Mexico City gang who raised $ 460,000 from a BBVA branch
After taking the money from her, she was told to take a key from the floor mat of the car and leave the vehicle.
Karina was forced to walk for about five minutes and said she could then remove the belt and dump it at the Rio de los Remedios channel.
Fearing for her life, the bank manager did not look back and ran before throwing the fake bomb belt.
No arrests were made on Wednesday evening.