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Security cameras to be installed after ongoing disruption in Cancun suburb

Cancun, Q.R. — After a night of destruction in a Cancun suburb, authorities say security cameras will be installed. On Sunday night, Cancun firemen were sent to deal with two vehicle fires while police were sent to the same area to deal with reports of gunfire.

Cancun firemen located two industrial trucks on fire in the Alfredo V. Bonfil area of Cancun after responding to an emergency 911 report around 8:15 p.m. The two dump truck fires are believed to have been intentionally set.

The trucks are believed to have been burned in retaliation for the non-payment of extortion floor rights. According to local reports, the owner of the trucks had received extortion threats earlier that same day, extortion money he refused to pay.

Cancun officers were also on scene a few hours later in the same neighborhood after residents reported hearing gunfire. Police searched the public streets where residents reported hearing shots, but did not report injured people or arrests.

Cancun Police posted a late night notice on social media warning the public of the report of gun fire in Alfredo V. Bonfil.

Since the disruptive night, Rubén Oyarvide, State Secretary for Public Security said security cameras will be installed. He said the cameras will be connected to the city’s C5 system.

Years ago, city police officers were not even able to enter that area of Cancun, he said, but that has gradually changed.

“Before you could not enter, now yes, there is a police presence so that citizens are not affected,” he noted.

On Monday afternoon, Cancun police were reportedly shot at by armed men traveling in a truck in the Alfredo V. Bonfil area of Cancun. The gunfire lead to a chase between the armed men and Cancun police.

Their afternoon chase came to an abrupt end along Guayacán Avenue in the suburbs after the driver of the truck crashed into a large mound of dirt. Those inside fled the vehicle and were chased by officers on foot.

It was around 2:00 p.m. when Cancun Police posted an emergency notice on social media warning of a red code in Alfredo V. Bonfil. Nearly a dozen municipal police units were on scene of the foot chase. At the time of publishing, Cancun police had not provided an update on the pursuit.