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Subject arrested in Tulum after using scissors to rob woman of handbag

Tulum, Q.R. — A subject who assaulted a couple using a pair of scissors was arrested by Municipal Police in Tulum. The odd incident happened at Kilometer 2 of the coastal roadway.

According to information from the city, the couple were riding bicycles around 10:00 p.m. when a man, who was hiding in a darkened area, surprised the couple, approaching them with a pair of scissors in order to make off with the woman’s handbag.

When the man fled with the bag, her male counterpart began a chase and was successful in catching up with him. Meanwhile, the woman’s cries for help were heard by passing police.

Municipal police arrested the assailant, Eduardo N, who upon inspection, was found with the woman’s handbag and the pair of scissors used as a weapon.

In a statement, the city of Tulum said “it is presumed that said subject has previously committed acts of robbery in the coastal area, for which citizens are asked to file the corresponding complaint, if recognized.”

Eduardo N remains in police custody.

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