A band of thieves made off with more than 20 million pesos (US $1 million) at the Guanajuato International Airport Wednesday night.
The bags of cash had arrived in a PanAmericano armored truck and placed aboard an airport service vehicle in preparation for loading on to a waiting plane.
But the delivery was intercepted by armed and masked men in a truck disguised with a fake Aeroméxico logo. They relieved the vehicle’s sole guard of the money and fled.
Other guards stayed inside the armored vehicle, where more cash — an estimated 120 million pesos — remained.
After seizing the loot, the thieves left the airport property by knocking over a fence.
They had entered the airport’s restricted area earlier in the evening, successfully passing through a military checkpoint, and waited for the money to arrive.
Later, a group of armed and masked men intercepted an Uber driver on the León-Lagos highway and made off with his vehicle, leaving the driver and his fare on the roadside.
Airport personnel said a cash delivery by armored truck takes place once a month.