Tourists attacked and robbed in Playa del Carmen

Translated by Fulano from an article in

Assailants with machetes attack and rob tourists swimming at Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN – Three suspects with machetes attacked swimmers who came off the beach at calle 88 and 5th avenida.

The armed men tired to rob the tourists, and wounded a foreign woman.

The timely intervention by some citizens, when the municipal police were not present, made the criminal flee, but not before stealing some of the tourists’ belongings.

Municipal police officers came to the area of the robberies and started an operation, and arrested one of the presumed thieves who had taken cell phones.

Costamed paramedics treated the injured woman and took her to a city hospital.

Police asked the victims to file a complaint with the Public Minister.