Unlike other robberies which have occurred with increasing frequency in Buenos Aires, this one occurred on one of the several buses serving tourists between the capital city and Villa Gesell a popular seaside resort.
Passengers told authorities that there were four robbers, one of which had boarded the bus upon departure in Buenos Aires.
Slowed by the poor condition of the roads, three other robbers boarded the bus and proceeded to rob the tourists of valuables including money, electronics and jewelry.
The latest attack against long distance buses brings to 112 the total of armed robberies on tourist buses since 2010 and an increase of 250% since 2009 according to the Dario Popular.
A spokesman for the CNVTP who spoke only on conditions of anonymity said, “…poor preventive police in the southern suburbs…” combined with a failing economy throughout the country, “…is explosive.”