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Five attempt to rob mom and pop produce store in Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — Four men were taken into police custody after a failed robbery attempt against a small mom and pop produce store.

The four were arrested by Cancun police Wednesday morning in response to an Emergency 911 call of a violent robbery in the San Antonio subdivision in SM 93. When police arrived, one of the men activated his weapon against police, who in turn, fired back, wounding him.

According to preliminary reports, five subjects participated in the robbery attempt, however, one of them managed to flee, leaving his four companions behind. The group were allegedly after the store’s cash from sales of the previous day.

The State Secretariat for Public Security confirmed the arrest of 33-year-old Pedro Alberto N, 27-year-old Israel N, 30-year-old Eliobed N and Hugo Alberto N, whose age was not provided. Upon their arrest, police found them in possession of a laptop computer, cell phone and a .38 caliber weapon, among other items. The wounded man, Hugo Alberto N, was transferred to hospital for medical treatment and discharged.