Published On: Wed, May 25th, 2016

Train robbers prey upon freight cars in León Guanajuato

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Robbers looted a train while it stopped at six different locations within the state of Guanajuato: Apaseo el Grande, Celaya, Salamanca, Pénjamo, Irapuato, and finally, León.

On Monday May 23, a train transporting corn and wheat was stopped by criminals, who stole sacks of grain in the Los Sauces community, just outside Leon.

The looting occurred around 4 am near the Maseca facilities, located on the Panamerican highway.

Elements of the Rural and Federal Police conducted a search operation looking for thieves, but no arrests were reported.

By the afternoon, local residents were still picking up corn and wheat scattered along the railroad tracks, the grain was put in buckets and sacks to be taken home.


Train robbers prey upon freight cars in Guanajuato (Photo: AM)

Residents of the area who take the road to Santa Ana everyday, stated that it is increasingly common to see the train detained and people stealing the cargo from the freight cars.

According to witnesses (who requested to remain anonymous), looters substract all kinds of goods, grains, auto parts, car tires, alcoholic drinks, car batteries, rod, scrap, polyethylene, and home appliances, among other items. All these products are stolen during the night time, or even on broad daylight, and practically on a daily basis at the following locations within the state of Guanajuato, along the railroad route:

  • Apaseo el Grande
  • Celaya
  • Salamanca
  • Irapuato
  • Pénjamo
  • Leon

Source: Am



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