An armed robbery squad has stolen about 20 million pesos ($1 million) from an armoured truck in central Mexico.
The truck was about to load the money onto a plane at an international airport in central Mexico, when “armed individuals threatened cargo personnel and robbed them” of sacks of cash in a robbery that took just three minutes.
Reports from authorities at the airport, however, did not confirm the amount stolen, but Local reports said they made off with about 20 million pesos.
The armed gang in a van evaded security at Guanajuato International Airport, the state attorney’s office said.
Airport operator, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, in a later statement, said the gang of hooded and armed thieves broke through the perimeter fence to carry out the robbery before escaping by knocking down a different section of the fence.
Guanajuato is one of Mexico’s most important industrial centres with a concentration of large international manufacturers of automobiles, planes and other heavy industry, which have attracted criminal activities such as extortion, kidnapping and stealing fuel