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Two thieves arrested in restaurant after failed attempt to blend in

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Armed robbers who reportadly assaulted two people were arrested in a seafood restaurant in Playa del Camen.

Police say that at around 1:00 p.m. Friday, two men were arrested for an assault that was reported to 911. As police neared the Ejidal neighborhood of the assault, the pair fled in a car.

According to preliminary data, emergency number 911 reported an assault in process on the crossing of Juarez and 55 Avenues, for which police intervention was immediately requested. The 911 dispatcher was able to give a description of the alleged criminals and the car in which they fled.

When the agents arrived at the scene, witnesses provided them with the physical characteristics of the assailants, so police set up an operation for Ejidal, finding the white Nissan Tsuru car abandoned on a nearby street.

Moments later, 911 updated police that the assailants entered a seafood restaurant several blocks from where they were posted. Police responded to the call and after entering the restaurant, managed to locate the two men who tried to hide by mixing in with local diners.

Restaurant patrons were surprised to witness the take down. The two men were arrested and presented to the Solidarity Public Security Directorate for the corresponding procedures.