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Cancun thief who turned to extortion jailed

Cancun, Q.R. — A man accused of extortion against a Cancun business owner was arrested Wednesday. Óscar Darío “N” was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant after the business owner filed a legal complaint.

The now detained, Óscar Darío “N”, is believed one of seven people who arrived at her business on January 20, tied up her and her employees and stripped them of their cash as well as the company’s sales.

Less than a month later, the same business owner found an envelope taped to her door with banking instructions demanding 20,000 pesos per month. On March 20, one of those men believed responsible for the extortion demand was arrested.

The State Attorney General detailed that “on January 20 of this year, approximately seven people arrived driving motorcycles to the victim’s business, located in Supermanzana 100 in Cancun where they subdued the employees and owner, stripping them of cash and a week’s sales.

“On February 14 of this year, the victim found an envelope, addressed to her, taped to the door of her premises. In a note they provided her with the number of a bank account to which she had to deposit 20,000 pesos per month.”

Óscar Darío “N” is facing charges of extortion as well as drug-related offenses.