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Cancun police identify suspect in surge of vehicle thefts

Cancun, Q.R. — A suspect identified by Cancun Police as Carlos Meza, is said to be the alleged criminal in Alfredo V. Bonfil auto thefts. Over the weekend, a surge in car thefts was reported around the city of Cancun.

Some of the vehicles have been recovered with police naming one youth as likely responsible for heading the activity.

On Sunday, Policias Cancún released a brief statement saying “a subject allegedly named Carlos Meza nicknamed “Bibi” would be the alleged criminal who operates in the Alfredo V. Bonfil delegation for a criminal group in the theft of vehicles.

Cancun Police have released photos of the youth believed responsible for the surge in vehicle thefts.
Photos: Policias Cancun September 17, 2023.

“According to the complaints made, it is stated that the point of operation of this subject and his criminal cell is on Colegios, Alamos and Huayacán Avenues.”

Later in the day, Policias Cancun reported the recovery of two vehicles and the arrest of at least one.

“The State Attorney General’s Office reports that in joint actions with the Secretariat of Citizen Security and the Secretariat of Municipal Public Security, two other stolen vehicles were recovered.

“As part of the joint actions to inhibit crime, the State Attorney General’s Office, the Secretariat of Citizen Security and the Secretariat of Municipal Public Security achieved the flagrante detention of a person in possession of a truck with a report of theft. They also recovered two other stolen vehicles.”

The detained man has been identified as Andrés “N” who Cancun Police located traveling aboard a Ford Silverado truck which was stolen September 13 from Avenida de los Colegios.

Police have said their first investigations link this subject as a member of a criminal group dedicated to violent vehicle theft.

“With the support of the technological tools available, including the C5 video surveillance cameras, it was possible to locate, in the streets of Alfredo V. Bonfil, two Honda vehicles, one type Accord and the other CRV, reported stolen 10 September of this year,” they reported.