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Three arrested believed involved in 100 Cancun robberies

Cancun, Q.R. — Federal police in Cancun have arrested three men they say are responsible for more than 100 robberies of OXXO convenience stores.

On Monday evening, police responded to a call from two OXXO security managers who had videos of their stores being robbed. After viewing the latest video of a store being robbed only moments before, police stumbled upon the vehicle and men.

As part of Operation Escudo Titan, federal police made the arrest of the trio late Monday night in Cancun. Police report that at 9:45 p.m., while driving through the northern arch crossing with Francisco I Madero Villas de Otoch, they spotted a vehicle from the state of Quintana Roo painted as a taxi with three suspicious men inside.

The car and men matched those seen in the videos provided by the OXXO security managers.

The three arrested were 19, 23 and 24 years of age, all suspected of being responsible for more than 100 OXXO robberies in and around Cancun.

The three were taken into custody while the security managers filed an official complaint with the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The alleged criminals were referred to the State Attorney General’s Office.