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Playa del Carmen mugger captured after failed attempt to outmaneuver police

Playa del Carmen, Q. R. — A 21-year-old male who ended up skidding his motorcycle while trying to out maneuver police was arrested. The Campeche youth was taken into custody Friday night after police responded to the report of an assault.

Playa del Carmen officers were successful in handcuffing Fermin N on Las Palmas Boulevard in the Palmas 1 subdivision. He was was taken into custody after arresting officers found his loaded handgun and extra ammo after he wiped out his bike.

The patrolling officers were made aware of him after they received a report of a citizen being threatened by an armed male during a mugging. An ambulance was called to treat Fermin N while a tow truck was called to seize his motorcycle.

According to the unidentified victim, Fermin N committed the armed mugging to steal a cell phone. During his arrest, he was found with three cell phones and 200 peso in cash.