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Latino Daily News

Tuesday September 11, 2012

Mexico City Armored Car Robbery Leaves 3 Dead

Mexico City Armored Car Robbery Leaves 3 Dead

Photo: Plaza Gallerias Armed Car Robbery, Mexico City

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Three people, including two suspected robbers and a security guard, died when armed subjects tried to rob an armored car Monday at a shopping center in Mexico City, a Federal District Public Safety Secretariat spokesman told Efe.

Two suspected “crooks and a guard” died during the attempted robbery Monday morning of the Sepsa company truck, the spokesman said.

The incident occurred at the Plaza Galerias shopping center in the western section of Mexico City, where the robbers and guards engaged in a gunfight.

The bodies of three people were found at the scene by police, who launched a search for the other robbers.

Federal District Attorney’s Office crime scene specialists went to the shopping center to gather evidence.

A Tecnoval armored car was attacked on Aug. 6 and robbers made off with 850,000 pesos (nearly $65,000).