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The lone surviving thief stands in handcuffs next to the bus yesterday. The lone surviving thief stands in handcuffs next to the bus yesterday.

Robbery goes awry as thief kills his partner

Three men attempted to rob bus passengers

Bus passengers turned the table on thieves yesterday in a highway robbery that went very wrong for the bad guys.

Three men boarded an ODT bus traveling on the Mexico City-Pachuca highway at 10:00am yesterday near the San Cristóbal Ecatepec toll booth. They boarded as passengers but soon revealed their intentions by ordering the other passengers to hand over their valuables.

But unfortunately for them, one of their number let off a warning shot with a hand gun to frighten their victims. The bullet struck the ceiling of the bus, ricocheted and hit one of the thieves, who staggered from the vehicle and died at the roadside.

About 30 passengers took advantage of the moment to attack the other two assailants. They beat one to death and the other — who survived the blows — was held until authorities arrived on the scene.

Source: La Crónica (sp)

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