Last night, Venezuela’s new National Police’s headquarters building was robbed. A gang of sixteen used a blowtorch to extract Bs.120,000 ($10,000-55,000, depending on the exchange rate you prefer) from the ATM of a bank branch housed within the Police headquarters building itself.
The building – the storied, retrofuturistic Helicoide – is in the process of being transferred from the old Secret Police (known as DISIP, though recently renamed SEBIN) to the new National Police. Neither was able to catch the robbers.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.