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FGE reports the arrest of 3 in Cancun armored truck heist

Cancun, Q.R. — Three people have been arrested for the robbery of an armored truck in Cancun. The armored vehicle was robbed at gunpoint early Monday, with thieves making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The FGE (Fiscalía General del Estado) says timely intervention allowed for the successful capture of the three men who they have identified as Pablo V, Jesús C and Francisco S.

The Monday morning heist was reported to 911 by personnel of the company security vehicle belonging to Grupo Mercurio de Transportes. Following that report, police took to social media saying “Investigative Police of the @FGEQuintanaRoo managed to capture two implicated in the assault on a securities company. They recovered the money that was stolen and the armored car. It happened in the 259 region of Villas Otoch in the Municipality of Benito Juárez.”

Since then, a third person has been taken into custody. The FGE says that according to the first investigations, a robbery was reported from a securities company located in SM 97.

Police moved in and began an investigation which lead to the finding of the armored vehicle in SM 259 in Villas Otoch. From there, police began their search for those involved.

Initially, two men were arrested, however, a third person, who police say “allegedly provided the conditions for the robbery to take place”, has also been detained.

The FGE detailed that upon the finding of the armoured vehicle, a portion of the cash was still inside, since it was inaccessible to the thieves. Company personnel verified the attempted heist and the amount of cash, removing what was left for safekeeping.

Authorities working the case have not confirmed the amount of cash inside the security unit at the time of the robbery, nor have they verified the amount stolen.