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Tourist robbed by taxi driver at knife point

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two taxi drivers have been arrested by colleagues for allegedly robbing a tourist.

Operators of the taxi drivers union Lázaro Cárdenas del Río set out to locate and later arrest two of their colleagues, Salomón Gayosso and Arturo Alejandro García Heredia, who on Sunday morning, assaulted a French tourist.

The taxi drivers are said to have taken the tourist to an isolated spot where they stripped him of his belongings including a Go Pro camera, a cell phone and clothes, as well as other valuables.

The events were recorded at 3:00 a.m. April 23 when the French tourist stopped a taxi on 10th Avenue with Calle dos Norte. Once inside, the driver took a different route, claiming the need to quickly see his wife.

However, along the way, Gayosso stopped to pick up his accomplice. They then drove the man to an isolated located where he was threatened at knife point and robbed. Several of the items were sold the following day on social media networks.

After a report of the incident and verification of belongings by the tourist, other taxi drivers were able to hunt down the duo. They were found on Avenida 104 between 35 and 40 of the Luis Donaldo Colosio neighborhood.

Both men were held until police arrived. They were arrested and handed over to the General Prosecutor’s Office of the State where the victim filed a complaint.

In March, Jason Enwere said he was assaulted in a taxi by two men during the late night hours and almost lost his life trying to defend himself.