In one of the lodging centers, the armed thieves emptied the safes.
ISLA MUJERES, Q. Roo.- The Izla hotels and Casa de Los Sueños in Isla Mujeres, were targets of crime early yesterday, at the hands of between six and eight hooded subjects and with weapons to take the cash of three safes and electronic items.
The criminals tied staff and private security agents with belts to commit the robbery which was perpetrated in less than two hours.
The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) sent ministerial agents from Cancun to the island to reinforce investigations and operations to detain those responsible.
The criminals first entered the Izla hotel, located on Sac Bajo street, number 48, lot 5, block 72, of the Isla Mujeres Superblock 72.
Erick N, 28, and Benito N, 23, both hotel employees; they told the police authorities that around 4 o’clock they entered between six and eight subjects hooded with firearms and threatened them.
The criminals asked them the location of the safe and for fear of their physical integrity handed him the key, but the system uses two keys, the other was the guard, so they also went for him.
They were tied with plastic belts and put gray industrial tape on their eyes. Between 10 and 15 minutes, they heard knocks on the wall. The thieves took their belongings and 1,400 pesos of Erick, but also 35 thousand pesos were stolen from the company, and they could not open the safe.
The second robbery was about 5 hours at the Casa de los Sueños hotel, located on the road to Garrafón park, lot 9-A, in the Turquesa subdivision of the municipality.
Nemesio N, a guard of the place, said that about eight subjects were admitted carrying firearms and balaclavas, who threatened and beat him.
The subjects tied him with plastic belts and covered his eyes with gray industrial tape, after several minutes he managed to let go and ask a guest for help to talk to the police.
The thieves took nine iPads, 600 pesos in cash and all the money from three safes, but did not disclose the amount they contained. The guard was transferred by Red Cross paramedics to a hospital.
The Mazatlan Post