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Cancun police arrest group of five wanted for violent robberies

Cancun, Q.R. — A group of five have been taken into police custody in Cancun after a surveillance operation lead to their arrest.

The group were wanted for the theft of luxury watches, among other items, by violently assaulting passersby. They were spotted on surveillance video in Cancun which immediately had Quintana Roo Police on their tail.

Dubbed the “Roba Rolex” all five were arrested after being stopped. They were discovered traveling in two separate vehicles, both of which, were seized along with two luxury watches, 16 debit/credit cards from various banks and several pieces of identification.

City surveillance cameras helped police officers recognize the vehicles as those used in previous robberies. Taken into custody were 32-year-old Luis Eduardo from Venezuela along with 24-year-old Fabiola Carolina, also from Venezuela. Police also arrested 24-year-old Jordan N from Cuba, Joel José N from Colombia and 34-year-old Victor Hugo N from Mexico.

Police have been looking for the group for several months after aggressive and violent robberies were reported in several the areas of the city including on Guayacán Avenue and in the Cumbres subdivision.

State Secretary of Public Security, Alberto Capella Ibarra, announced the arrest on social networks and urged those who have suffered a robbery at the hands of these subjects to report the crime in order to ensure that they spend time behind bars.

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