A state of México store damaged by looters. A state of México store damaged by looters.

Police detain 113 for México state looting

Well organized thieves make off with cell phones, expensive watches

Police have arrested well over 100 people for looting stores in the states of México, Mexico City and Puebla this week in incidents that in some cases were orchestrated via social media.


In México state alone 113 people were detained, public security officials said at a press conference today, after 33 stores suffered attempted looting, 13 were vandalized and four were actually robbed of merchandise.

The first looting report resulted in the arrest of 11 people suspected of stealing goods from an Elektra store.

In response to the outbreak, the state Attorney General’s office implemented a preventive surveillance operation targeting department stores in the municipalities of Ecatepec, Coacalco, Nezahualcóyotl, Tlalnepantla, Naucalpan, Atizapán, Izcalli, Zumpango, Toluca and Metepec.

In México City, at least two stores were targeted by well organized looters.

The first instance took place in a Coppel store located in the borough of Gustavo A. Madero. Yesterday afternoon a group of eight people entered the store and approached the area where cellphones are on display.

In manner that appeared coordinated, the individuals took hammers out of their backpacks, shattered the glass display cabinets and helped themselves to the phones. None has been apprehended.


A Sam’s Club store in the borough of Iztapalapa was targeted in a similar manner.

According to the store manager, three men wearing dark, bulky clothes and caps entered the store and approached an area where expensive watches were on display.

When one of the men attempted to grab a watch a sales clerk stopped him and told him the watch had to be paid for first at the cash register. The man then produced a handgun and threatened the clerk.

He and his accomplices then helped themselves to CAT, Reebok and Puma watches, exited through the back door and left in a vehicle that was waiting for them.

Similar crimes appear to have been thwarted in the neighboring state of Puebla.

Police arrested a man and a woman after intelligence work found they had been using text messaging and social media to incite people to loot.

México state officials said they had identified two Facebook pages — with more than 2,500 followers — that were being used to encourage looters. Two WhatsApp groups were doing the same.

Source: Animal Político (sp), Milenio (sp)

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  • Gary Blake

    This is only a demo of things to come in Mexico, the Mexican People overall are thieves, sorry they are. Yes there are hard working Mexican People who hate a thief as much or more than you or I, just much harder to find any these days, LOL!
    Look at the picture above people, that was done by 100 or more, “Bum Rushing” the place!
    Canadian Mexico cheerleaders and boosters? Pom-Pom’s ready?
    Don’t happen in the safe areas you say? Draw me a map please of where that is?
    When and where NOB did this happen last week, last month, last year, last decade?
    The 113 “Detained” were realeased in hours or minutes, not a one will ever see a jail cell, must less even ever be prosecuted. free at last to do it over, and over, and over.

  • Roy S

    Interesting. Sounds like Black Lives Matter has a brown cousin. Good luck México.

    • Anthony Stein

      Did they dig you up from an old conferate graveyard? BLM emerged from white cops killing unarmed innocent black people and getting away with it! There is a lot of white trash running that shit hole USA big brain! Just view a Trump rally!

      • Roy S

        You are a fool if you believe that propaganda.

        • Anthony Stein

          A camera never blinks or lies! Are you part of the uneducated poor that your f…k president loves?

      • David Nichols

        Hide behind your anonymous icon all you want, but your post reveals how badly the education system has failed you Tony…
        Wallow in the specious claims of the BLM race baiting moneymakers until the cows come home if it gives you a reason to think you matter, those of us with functioning brains know the biggest risk of being killed to a black male is another black male…! Facts are so inconvienent for you BLM morons…
        BTW, here is another inconvienent fact—more whites are killed by cops than blacks…! And guess what.? Virtually all of them deserve exactly what they got

        • Anthony Stein

          Your functioning brain left the station a long time ago asshole! Did you make up these facts? So typical of an arrogant American! More whites are killed by cop? Well of course they are because there 200 million or more white people than any other race and probably 20 million are freaking crazy! Mix that with 400 million guns then you a have bag of mixed nuts! KKK..white power…evangelicals…you shove your country up your ass!

          • David Nichols

            Hahaha. Up your medication loser…nice try avoiding the FACT that young black males kill other young black males at a rate 100 times greater than police shootings…they also often kill anybody who happens to be in the line of fire…But you want them to be victims of police oppression and if you believe that you are either willfully ignorant or a troll…
            In either case you are a waste of time, since your certitude exceeds your knowledge by a factor of 10….
            Say hi to your mom for me…

          • Anthony Stein

            Yeah well you ignorant asshole gringo! The whole world is laughing at your country now with your genius president! Do the world a favour and go find a cliff and jump off. GFYS!

          • David Nichols

            En que pais vive usted cabron…? Y cumple quince anos ahora…?

          • Anthony Stein

            In a civilized country that doesn’t prey on each other and take advantage of the poor and weak! But you wouldn’t understand that concept anyway! It is not in your DNA.

          • David Nichols

            Hahaha…What a troll, won’t post an actual picture to go with a fake name, and now won’t even admit what country he lives in—if he even knows..!
            Everything about you Tony suggests that you are an uneducated teenager living in your mom’s basement…
            Bye Bye loser…

          • Anthony Stein

            And you aren’t a troll? You are a POS! F…k off and die!

          • ss

            You are a pos I would like to meet in a dark alley

          • Anthony Stein

            Go fuck yourself!

          • Roy S

            And as was said, BLM has a brown cousin south of border and a very deranged follower in his mother’s basement. Maybe they can also get Antifa to the rescue?