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Witnesses to Cancun parking lot purse snatch capture, strip and tie thief for police

Cancun, Q.R. — A young Cancun man was stripped naked, tied and left for police after robbing a woman of her purse. The public incident happened Thursday night in a plaza parking lot when the youth is alleged to have grabbed the woman from behind.

According to involved witnesses, the youth grabbed the woman’s purse from behind, throwing her to the ground in the process. Mototaxi drivers who saw what happened began to chase the man, catching up with him in another area of the same plaza parking lot.

The incident happened in SM 248 Thursday night in a shopping area on Los Tules Avenue. An undisclosed number of mototaxi drivers intercepted the running man. They stripped him of his clothes, tied his hand and feet and left him for police.

Cancun police officers responding to the robbery report arrived to find a naked youth laying face down on the parking lot pavement with his hands and feet bound. He was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police unit for transport.

The young thief was arrested and set for later release since the victim refused to file an official complaint. Photo: May 2, 2024.

The female victim was able to recover her stolen belongings from the scene. However, since she was not willing to file an official police complaint, the young thief will be released after 48 hours.