Jul 8, 2010, 1:23 PM
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Some more recent reports of holdups of buses in various parts of Mexico:
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June 14, 2010. Two armed subjects on a Caminante line bus run from Toluca to Mexico City rob the other passengers and get off inside Mexico City. The bus continues a short distance and two people get off to report the crime to police, who tell them, "It's a pity, boys, but we can't do anything, you have to file a complaint with the terminal manager."
June 19, 2010. An Estrella Blanca bus is held up in the northern part of the state of Aguascalientes on a run from Monterrey to Aguascalientes by two armed passengers who board on the highway and get off and escape after the robbery. The driver refused to accompany passengers who wanted to get off and file a complaint upon arrival in the city of Aguascalientes.
June 22, 2010. A Zima Real bus coming from the U. S. border is stopped on the highway just north of Matehuala by heavily armed subjects in a taxi and pickup who rob passengers and hit one over the head with a gun butt.
June 19, 2010. Five subjects armed with shoulder weapons and traveling in two vehicles stop a bus coming from San Bartolomé Loxicha, Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido by shooting out its tires. They rob passengers of cash and valuables.
June 1, 2010. A bus passenger is shot to death during the robbery of a bus on the autopista between Mexico City and Pachuca, near Ecatepec, by subjects who escape. The article says that according to witnesses two hooded subjects regularly hold up buses along this stretch of road. According to two articles in the "Notas Relacionadas", a woman was killed in a bus robbery on the same autopista in the State of Mexico in May, and a police official is quoted in early May that four bus robberies per day were occurring on that highway, some with physical harm to passengers.
July 5, 2010. A bus coming from Mexico to Papanta, Puebla is held up in a rural part of the state of Puebla by two subjects on the highway who force it to stop.
July 2, 2010. Police report that in June there were five highway robberies of buses in the Tula region of Hidalgo.
June 23, 2010. In a press release the Federal Police state that they received information about four subjects holding up a bus on the highway and were able to arrest them without bloodshed. One was a municipal policeman from Ecatepec.
June 19, 2010. In what the article calls the "umpteenth" highway bus robbery, four thugs traveling as passengers hold up a bus on the Pachuca-Ciudad Sahagún highway and beat some passengers and fire two shots. When a passenger tells a bus line ticket clerk what had happened she says, "Yes, there had already been two or three robberies this week."
June 17, 2010. A bus traveling from San Cristóbal de las Casas to Xalapa is forced to stop by three hooded subjects standing on the highway in a remote area of Chiapas. They divert it onto a dirt road and rob the passengers. The bus continues after the holdup and the crime is reported when they come up on a group of Federal Police cars parked on the highway. The officers tell the passengers there are many robberies on the highway.