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Playa del Carmen Coppel store robbed at gunpoint

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two armed men who robbed a Playa del Carmen Coppel store got away before police arrived.

The robbery happened at the Coppel store in Plaza Villas de Sol on Friday evening. Staff of the store reported two armed men entering and demanding cash from the registers, cleaning out both levels of the store.

When leaving, staff say a warning shot was fired into the air to scare off any potential followers. They were seen getting into a waiting car in the parking lot with two others inside.

Police did arrive, however, the group of thieve managed to escape. An ambulance also arrived, but was not needed since no injuries were reported.