Criminals break into residence in the north of Mérida

(Photo: yucatan.com.mx)

MÉRIDA.- An assault with violence was reported on May 3 in the Privada Campestre, in which an alleged band of criminals entered the residence of Bernardo Cisneros Buenfil and Vivian López, where they gagged their 12 year-old son and stole the content of a safe.

The event was made known through messages circulating on social networks, mainly in WhatsApp groups.

According to the information, the couple went to a concert and when they came back home, they found their 12-year-old child tied up. Even when the the boy was not physically harmed, apparently he was threatened.

Here, the text of the press release issued by the SSP:

The Ministry of Public Security (SSP) is working on the clarification of an assault reported in a property located in a private residential area in the north of Mérida.

The internal surveillance of the drive where the house is located, is in charge of a private security firm, which agents control the access and exits of residents and visitors.

The State Police of Investigation of the SSP, as soon as it took knowledge of the fact, started to carry out the corresponding inquiries as part of the investigation.

In relation to this incident, local authorities have confirmed that a formal complaint was filed before the State Attorney General and the Ministry of Public Security, this was confirmed through a statement. The assault was reported in a private residential area in north of Merida, specifically in a drive located behind the Club Campestre.

Since last year there have been reports of assaults to residences of high socioeconomic status families, with a similar modus operandi, allegedly carried out by a band of Colombians that operates in Yucatán , Campeche and Quintana Roo and specialize in the theft of safe deposit boxes.

In June last year, yucatan.com.mx released the video of a robbery to a house in Punta Lago, in the footage the criminals can be seen breaking into the property and stealing two safe deposit boxes.

Source: yucatan.com.mx





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