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Two armored guards killed in Playa del Carmen refilling ATM

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two armored guards refilling a Scotiabank ATM were shot and killed in central Playa del Carmen after being attacked.

The attack occurred Saturday morning around 8:30 a.m. when witnesses say the two men were surprise-attacked by at least two others. The men, who worked for Cometra, were refilling an ATM in a central Playa del Carmen plaza when they were shot.

Both guards died on scene.

The shooting took place at the Mega Soriana in Colonia Gonzalo Guerrero. Witnesses say that the two guards, who were carrying weapons, were refilling the main-floor ATM when they were fired upon.

Early reports say that the guards did return fire with witnesses citing at least seven shots fired from both sides, however, the would-be robbers managed to escape.

Several Cometra armed trucks arrived along with police and paramedics. A search for the suspects began, however, there was no report of an arrest.

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