Recently, the relevant authorities’ face-to-face crypto robbery has become a global problem, and this time Argentina is the place to report the latest case. In Mendoza, a man who did not want to be named was attacked by two criminals posing as bitcoin buyers.

The identity of the robber is still unknown

According to Mendo Voz, the 26-year-old, whose initials are FT, agreed to meet the two robbers on the phone in the Guaymallén neighborhood at 7:30 pm local time. .

First of all, the British “Financial Times” believes that the two criminals are legitimate Bitcoin (BTC) buyers, and they hope to buy his cryptocurrency in exchange for Argentine pesos. There is no report on the exact amount of bitcoin the man agreed to buy.

However, since the so-called BTC buyer never arrived, the situation became suspicious. Later, two robbers appeared at the scene by threatening him with guns.

According to a report in the local newspaper Los Andes, these people are suspected of being people pretending to be cryptocurrency buyers.

The criminals managed to steal his iPhone, 2,500 U.S. dollars and 120,000 Argentine pesos (3,810 U.S. dollars). FT was not injured at the time of the incident, but the robber fled the scene in a van.

Residents of this community provided assistance to the victims through the report. According to local media reports, the stolen iPhone was discovered on the highway by the authorities.

The Office of the Prosecutor No. 19 of the 35th Argentine Police Department is currently investigating journalists. However, as of press time, no one has been arrested and there is no hint of the identity of the robber.

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Hong Kong is living out its own drama through crypto-related heist

As the year began, in Hong Kong, a 37-year-old man was also the victim of a gang of robbers who stole 15 Bitcoin (BTC), which was worth 3 million Hong Kong dollars ($387,000) in cash at the time. . They also agreed to meet in person for cryptocurrency exchange transactions.

Similarly, in the same country, Bitcoin.com News reported on another heist involving offline crypto transactions.​​​ A business woman was the victim of a robber, and they took away 3.5 million Hong Kong dollars ($451,000) worth of tether (USDT) tokens.

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