Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Shots fired in Colonia Roma Norte during robbery; no injuries

Shots were fired in the upscale neighborhood of Roma Norte, Mexico City this Saturday. A video of patrons at popular La Docena restaurant hiding under tables was uploaded to Twitter, where it quickly went viral.

In response to the viral video, the Citizen Security Ministry (SSC) issued a statement on Monday which says that a thief attempted to steal a high-value watch at gunpoint outside a hotel near the corner of Álvaro Obregón avenue and Morelia street.

When officers arrived at the scene following reports of gunfire, a U.S. citizen reported that an assailant had threatened him with what appeared to be a gun. A number of men at the scene, who reportedly identified themselves as bodyguards, are assumed to be responsible for the discharged weapons.

No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting.

“After a few minutes, [on] Calle Frontera, the officers detained a person whose physical characteristics and clothing matched those described in the complaint, however, the man was not fully identified by the person affected, so he did not appear before ministerial authorities…” said the Monday statement by law enforcement.

The investigation is ongoing to identify and locate the suspect.

With reports from La Lista

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