Police Station / Affidavit

Lea

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I was silly, actually stupid, to leave my handbag over the back of my chair yesterday in a (very nice) restaurant, and two quick and smart scam artists stole my wallet without us noticing. I viewed the security footage and what skill they work with!

Need to go to police station to get signed affidavit. I live in Recoleta - might anyone know the nearest station - one on Las Heras? I hope this might be a fairly easy process!
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steveinbsas

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Yes, you need to go the comiseria on Las Heras and make a denuncia.

You will need your passport or a photocopy of the photo page.

It isn't difficult at all, but could take a couple hours. It all depends on how many people are ahead of you.
 

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has anyone been denied re-entry into AR because they had too many 'prorrogas' (extensions) on their tourist visa? and what is the best place from which to re-enter? Carmelo or Colonia in Uruguay?

thanks for any info.
 

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Its possible that the police have a good idea who your thief is since they are most likely there "shopping" every day. Many police here get paid off like a mafia by such theives.

Whats the difference between a scam artist and an average Porteno?
 

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brocolliandtea said:
Its possible that the police have a good idea who your thief is since they are most likely there "shopping" every day. Many police here get paid off like a mafia by such theives.

Whats the difference between a scam artist and an average Porteno?

These kinds of comments are mean and uninvited. Also us expats should refrain from generalizing about "Porteños" because I am sure those comments are not welcome when Argentines start bashing "yanquis and brits". We are in THEIR country, try to play nice in the sandbox!
 

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Pickpocketing happens to nearly everyone in Argentina -- not just tourists. So, I second the post about not being hard on yourself. But because this has happened to me, it's hard not to be disappointed. :(
 

victoria

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Yeh, nobody likes to feel like a "chump" which how these type of crimes make you feel.
 

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brocolliandtea said:
Its possible that the police have a good idea who your thief is since they are most likely there "shopping" every day. Many police here get paid off like a mafia by such theives.

I beg to differ.

They simply give up.

There's always a bribed prosecutor that would let them out for monthly fee.

Police business here is more with prostitution than petty crime.

Whats the difference between a scam artist and an average Porteno?

What's the difference between you and bull crap?
 

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Generally I would advise you not to bother, unless:
1) You lost a passport or something where they are going to demand a police report
2) If you live in Canada, the US or UK (at least) your home insurance MAY actually cover the theft.
Good luck
 
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