Jul 12, 2010, 8:29 PM
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More recent inter-city bus holdups. It does seem that such robberies are much more likely to occur at night.
Re: [norteño] Attacks on Primera Plus Airport Bus and ETN bus from DF
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July 11, 2010. A bus of the AU line on a run from Veracruz to Orizaba is held up by two passengers who get off and escape.
July 11, 2010. A single subject gets on a TBC bus at the central station in Navojoa, Sonora and holds up passengers with a gun on a run to Álamos, Sonora. He gets off and escapes into the desert.
June 30, 2010. A Chihuahuense bus en route to Monterrey from Cd. Juárez is held up by two passengers armed with pistols.
June 14, 2010. A daylight robbery. A Cristóbal Colón line bus from Cuautla bound for Mexico City is held up by two passengers with handguns who severely beat one passenger. Passengers claim that the company lied to them about filing a police complaint, and that all passengers had supposedly been checked for weapons.
July 6, 2010. Passengers describe how it has become a common MO for robbers to board buses in the State of Mexico dressed as clowns (street entertainers), and rob them at gunpoint. There is also a report that two well-dressed couples are getting on buses on the Mexico City-Querétaro route, robbing passengers at gunpoint and getting off at the Tequex stop into a black Jetta.
June 4, 2010. An ADO bus is on a run from Chilcontopec, Veracruz to Xalapa when two subjects appear out of the brush along the road, shoot out the windshield, take the bus over and divert it onto a dirt road and rob passengers and driver.
June 14, 2010. A Cristóbal Colón bus is en route at 1:30 am from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to the city of Veracruz when two hooded subjects block the road and take over the bus at gunpoint and divert it onto a dirt road where they rob the passengers, who with the driver have to walk until they find a house where they can report the crime.
A general report in Proceso from April 21, 2010 on the highway robbery situation in the part of Jalisco between Zapopan and the state of Zacatecas, and particularly the municipality of Colotlán.
It says that although authorities are claiming some success in capturing and prosecuting outlaws that residents are fleeing the area and living in constant fear of robbery or kidnapping, and that there are constant reports of holdups of trucks, cars and buses in the direction of the state of Zacatecas. Kidnappings for ransom are occurring with total impunity on the highway from Guadalajara to Colotlán and holdups of buses had been reported within the last few weeks. Cars are being held up on the highways and a group of employees of the Department of Health had been held up on the highway by bandits who made off with their four vehicles and valuables. Lookouts from the bandit gangs keep tabs on every outsider who enters the area.
Some priests had been driven out of the area by organized crime and local reporters state that they have to remain silent about the crimes, and the bandits travel in convoys that outnumber and intimidate the police.