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Trio that robbed Mexico City Starbucks customers chased down by police

Mexico City, Mexico — A group of armed men assaulted customers at a Starbucks coffee shop in Mexico City when they entered the shop with a pistol and submachine gun.

The Starbucks, located on Tintoretto and Avenida Revolución in the Benito Juárez district, saw the armed individuals enter around 10:00 p.m. They used their weapons to threaten people and strip them of their belongings.

City police elements tracked the escape route and once the van was identified, authorities began their chase. They caught up with the trio at the intersection of Primero de Mayo Avenue and Héroes De Padierna in the Tlalpan delegation.

It was there the three were taken into custody. During their arrest, police took back the items they stole from the Starbucks customers along with the confiscation of their weapons. The trio had stolen cell phones, computers, wallets, cash and handbags from the store’s customers.

Raymundo Collins, head of the capital’s police unit, reported that preliminary inquiries indicate the group operates in the demarcation of Álvaro Obregón.