The National Police are investigating the complaint of the creator of the social network Tuenti, Zaryn Dentzel, according to which a group of hooded men broke into his home on Tuesday afternoon to then gag him and beat him for hours while they demanded the passwords from him. bank accounts and computers that he had in his luxury home, located next to the Prado Museum, in the center of Madrid. The agents of the Extortion and Kidnapping Group of the Judicial Police Brigade are trying to clarify the events reported by Dentzel, who only had a very slight wound to the chest that could have been carried out with a knife.
Investigators believe that the key may lie in the details of the story provided in the first instance by Dentzel to the agents and that elDiario.es has been able to reconstruct from police sources. The police intervention took place at 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday on the eighth floor of the building where the businessman’s home is located, on Ruiz de Alarcón street. Dentzel, 38, explained that hours earlier, while at the house with a maintenance worker (LL F, Spanish, 40 years old), they rang the bell and when they opened the door, a group of between four and five hooded men reduced both and gagged.
The assailants were hooded, but also, according to the alleged victim, he and the maintenance worker were sprayed in their eyes that prevented them from seeing. The hooded men spoke Spanish with an Eastern European accent and addressed each other by numbers 1, 2 and 3, although one of them was a woman who was once referred to as “Carolina,” added Dentzel. The house has security cameras that, according to the owner, the assailants covered with clothing.
During the time that the assault lasted, several hours, the hooded men beat Zaryn Dentzel and the maintenance worker while they demanded from the former the keys to bank accounts and computers that were in the house. According to Dentzel, they threatened to cut off his testicles and put them in his mouth. Officers from the patrol car that came to the home described Dentzel’s injury as very minor. Madrid 112 Emergency Sources have informed elDiario.es that the doctors who came to the home found “very superficial” wounds and that they discharged Dentzel on the spot, without the need for further examination at a medical center.
During the first statement, Zaryn Dentzel mentioned that the policemen came to the address that he amasses a fortune in bitcoins amounting to 50 million euros, although the sources consulted affirm that the founder of Tuenti did not say that the assailants alluded to his fortune in the quoted virtual currency while they demanded the keys to their bank accounts. The comment to the police about his fortune in bitcoins responded to Dentzel’s fear that the attackers could access it through the information obtained.
Investigators from the Extortion and Kidnapping Group of the Madrid Police Headquarters have taken charge of the investigations and the Scientific Police collaborates with them, as usual. Dentzel has returned to give a statement on Wednesday afternoon before the investigators. Dentzel created the social network Tuenti in 2006 together with other programmers and sold it to Telefónica in 2010 for 75 million euros. Today it is a low cost telecommunications company.