It was a simulation of an assault on BancoEstado and nobody warned them: workers complain about kidnapping | National


Two workers from a branch of the Sign in with FacebookThey arrived at the Third Warranty Court of the city, to file a complaint – against those responsible – for kidnappings, threats and injuries.

This, after November 29, was part of the a simulated abduction in the place where they worked, without anyone notifying them of the situation, they assured.

The simulation involved special fire brigade teams from the Police Operations (Gope), Carabineros and Linares. Precisely the policemen would have been responsible for disguising of aggressors, wearing white overalls and masks of Salvador Dalí, in the style of the House of Paper.

Radio Ambrosio
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In addition, according to the complainants, at all times they thought it was a real situation, so for the time being they could not return to work because of the psychological trauma that the situation caused them.

The confusion was widespread, a day after The Center simulation newspaper took over, cataloging as "shocking" the situation.

"I thought it was something real. It took my attention to see both carabinero and so much tension," said a neighbor of the Talquino bank branch newspaper at the time.

Employee testimonial

Claudia Sepulveda, one of the affected officials detailed the situation for the local environment Maule Al Dia.

"They handcuffed me, told us everything, we thought the worst, no one informed us about this exercise. I can not get over the nerves and I'm in a deep depression, I'm still in use of a medical license," said the affected woman adding that one of the false assailants hit her head, threatened her with death and told her that everything was in serious

Meanwhile, Lorena Tejos, the second affected, told the same media how she experienced the situation on November 29 last.

"They insulted us gratuitously, they treated us poorly as people, they bowed our heads, I was locked in the bathroom, I kicked the door openI heard shouts asking for keys to the safe, scribbles, that we would shoot … all bad and trauma. Nobody informed us about this exercise, "said Tejos, adding that no one at the company gave them explanations so far.

The lawyer and former mayor of Maule, Hugo Veloso, who represents the officials in the process, detailed to the same portal that "they had for an hour and a half are able to do nothing and in the bank," adding that according to their origin, the false assailants who entered the bank were police officers

Carabineros Version

As a result of what happened, it was the mayor of Carabineros de Linares, Colonel Roberto Machuca, who explained to the media what happened in reality.

The uniformed worker ensured that there was an order from the institution's central level to perform a simulation, which began to coordinate with BancoEstado in the city.

"Previous meetings were held with representatives of the bank, and in this particular case, the Chief Operating Officer's commitment was to communicate in advance with all the bank's employees, something that was not done on this occasion," the colonel explained. Hurt

In this line, the uniformed specified an at least unusual situation: from the bank they suggested that they do the simulation during opening hours, which was rejected immediately.

"We said that this was not appropriate and that it was best to do it outside of business hours, just like it was done," the police officer said.

It is expected that during the next few hours the bank will refer to the unusual situation that occurred in the Maule region.


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