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Robbers steal $2.5m from Mexico’s mint in daylight heist

Police are searching for the perpetrators of the theft, which took place in broad daylight on one of the Mexican capital's mostprestigious avenues, Avenida Reforma, CNN en Español reports.The brazen heist is the latest development in a crime wave that has struck Mexico City in recent months as the security situation deteriorates across the country.Two thieves entered the mint, taking a security guard's gun and throwing him to the ground before making off with 1,567 gold coins from the vault, which was left open, police told Reuters.The "centenario" coins trade for 31,500 pesos ($1,610) each although their face value is just 50 pesos, according to Mexican bank Banorte. This means the booty is worth around $2.5 million in total.Police told CNN en Español they are studying security camera footage provided by the mint, which shows the suspects in action.Mexico sets record with more than 33,000 homicides in 2018Initial investigations revealed that security protocols were not followed and the guard and two other staff members who were working at the time have been taRead More – Source

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