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by Sunlight Dancer @, Thursday, November 16, 2023, 19:23 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks for what you do on this website, we've been reading your informative posts for years, and can you please give us some more details on the types of tactics being used in the holdups and robberies recently. We'll follow your tips about using a market bag, etc., and mainly we're wondering if the holdups involve weapons and if they're occurring to pedestrians during the day or mostly at night?

I don't have any details. Wish I did. The local papers aren't printing these matters because the government pays them not to, so I only catch snippets here and there. The city police won't comment because we don't really have any, just a bunch of people who wear uniforms and drive city vehicles, act as bodyguards for the mayor, do the mayor's bidding, and show up 45 minutes after any incidents of violence (if at all). The mayor won't comment because he just wants to pour his company's cement and doesn't want to frighten away any potential builders. If it weren't for the coconut telegraph no one would know what's going on.

We received an "all owners" email from our condo complex administrator this morning. There have been three robberies that she knew about and two that were not successful due to other people intervening. The police were notified. It's definitely not in the city's best interest to have the word spread that moneyed tourists are being robbed at gunpoint at the start of high season.

I saw two police cars with flashing lights on Escenica La Ropa this afternoon. Could not tell if they were arresting someone but it was an unusual sight.

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