Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A robbery that took place in a Tulum hotel has ended with arrests in Puerto Aventuras.
Four hooded people entered the Be Tulum hotel where they proceeded to pull video surveillance wires before robbing the hotel of its payroll. Employees of the hotel say the four left with 15,000 in cash and two computers.
Police were alerted to the robbery around 1:00 p.m. that the four had fled the area in a blue car and were seen heading down the highway toward Playa del Carmen. Federal police were quick to organize a highway operation at Puerto Aventuras with municipal police creating a roadblock.
Other surveillance cameras inside the hotel did capture the four as well as the vehicle in which they were traveling. The vehicle was spotted along the highway entering the municipality of Solidaridad which led to a federal police chase that finally ended in Puerto Aventuras.
Once the car stopped, all four bailed, however, one was shot in the leg by federal police. Two of the four were arrested. Taken into custody were 32-year-old Santana P.C. and Adriana P.C., also 32. Another male and female in the car did manage to evade police.
According to Daniel Hernández Gutiérrez, head of the Municipal Police in Tulum, all the assailants were identified in the surveillance video of the hotel as multiple offenders. He said the vehicle has also been linked to other crimes.
Last week, the hotel Generations Riviera Maya was also robbed of its payroll cash. There were no arrests reported. Officials have not said if the two robberies are related.