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Two claiming be shooting victims in Tulum gas station robbery turned out to be the robbers

Tulum, Q.R. — Two males were taken into police custody Friday after a shooting at a Tulum gas station. On Friday night, Ignacio “N” and Bernardo Francisco “N” were arrested for their alleged participation in a violent robbery that ended with two people being shot.

Patrolling officers on the Tulum – Cobá highway received a report of a robbery alert from police involving a nearby gas station. Officers closed the highway and began to filter and inspect every vehicle that passed.

Inside the filter, officers detected two subjects aboard a black motorcycle who stopped and said that they were shot while attempting to resist a robbery. Police kept the two men at the filter while they waited for an ambulance.

According to the police report, “It was at that moment that another subject arrived at the filter aboard a white motorcycle with logos of a private company whose crew member identified himself as an armed custodian of the company, who indicated that the injured subjects, minutes before, tried to assault the gas station.”

“He stated that the men arrived at the gas station carrying a firearm to threaten the workers as they requested their cash. In the process, he confronted them, however, they tried to flee by repeatedly shooting at him, for which he repelled the attack, achieving impact,” Tulum police reported.

After hearing the full story, police proceeded to search the two injured victims, locating a loaded Glock, spare magazine and 1,970 pesos in cash.

The two injured males were transferred to a hospital for medical attention under police guard and were later made available to the corresponding authorities.