Cancun, Q.R. — Five men were arrested after they tried to sell a vehicle they had stolen from a private home in Cancun.
The arrests happened in SM 236 after the group of five men were caught trying to sell a Mercedes SUV they had stolen. Police were alerted to the attempted selling of the vehicle after the owner saw his car advertised for sale online.
The SUV was stolen from a private home in SM 255 only hours before. The owner of the vehicle recognized his car and made a report to 911, who passed the information to police. Responding to the report, Cancun police went to the listed place for sale where they found the group of five traveling in the vehicle on a residential street.
No one from the group was able to prove legal ownership of the SUV.
Taken into custody were 21-year-old Josué Nicanor P.Z. from Cancun, 49-year-old Félix C.V. from Mexico City, Jaime P.P., 43 from Campeche, Jaime Ezequiel P.Z., 19 and a 17-year-old D.U.P.Z.
The five detainees were placed at the disposal of the Public Ministry for an investigation.