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Police shift Felipe Carrillo Puerto investigation to ejido members in 20 million heist

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — Police have shifted their investigation in the robbery of 20 million pesos to a local hospital patient. On Friday, a man was treated for a fractured leg at a Playa del Carmen hospital.

He is believed related to or involved in the Friday morning robbery of 20 million pesos from a home in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

After the arrival of the Chumpón man to a Playa del Carmen hospital, police are now looking into the ejido board itself as possibly being involved in the heist.

On Friday, an ejido man identified as Sebastian “N” and his family were assaulted during an armed robbery when a group of three men entered the home around 5:00 a.m. and demanded the 20 million in cash that was stored inside a safe.

The 20 million was a government payment for ejido land quarry use for the Maya Train project.

The family reported seeing the armed men flee in a white van that was later found. After the robbery, the Sebastian “N” sought help from other ejido residents to search for the thieves and their vehicle.

The van was found crash-ditched off a Felipe Carrillo Puerto highway. Photo: November 10, 2023.

They were successful in locating the van. It was found crashed-ditched off a Felipe Carrillo Puerto highway. Inside were two firearms, a .16 caliber shotgun and a 9 millimeter pistol, but no men and no money.

Since the discovery of the van, it has been identified by a woman who said the vehicle belongs to her daughter, E.V.H, and son-in-law, F.T.C., who has been identified as the man treated in Playa del Carmen for a broken leg.

Two weapons were found inside the van but no trace of the money. Photo: November 10, 2023.

Playa del Carmen hospital staff confirmed the Friday admission of a man with a broken leg from an accident along the Felipe Carrillo Puerto-Tulum highway.

Police have since shifted their investigation to other members of the Ejidal Commissariat and the legal office that advises them.