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Mexico City watches thieves hide behind flu masks

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Thieves and robbers the world over seem to have adopted a common attitude:

    "You should never let a good crisis go to waste. It's an opportunity to do things you could not do before."

    Bank robbers in Mexico are using the current swine-flu scare crisis to put on masks, mingle with the rest of the people now wearing masks, and hold up banks.

    Pretty opportune time to grab people's money that doesn't belong to you, that you would never have gotten otherwise, eh? Why should the thieves bother trying to cure the actual crisis - this is far too good an opportunity to do what they are really there for.

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    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N27547983.htm

    Mexico City watch thieves hide behind flu masks

    27 Apr 2009 19:19:51 GMT
    Source: Reuters

    MEXICO CITY, April 27 (Reuters) - Three armed thieves wore the blue surgical masks now ubiquitous in flu-hit Mexico City to hide their faces as they robbed watches from a department store, Mexican media said on Monday.

    Employees and security guards at a branch of the Sanborns department store told the daily Excelsior the thieves were able to slip through the shop on Sunday without attracting attention as they blended into a sea of masked shoppers.

    One of the robbers threatened store assistants with a gun while another guarded the door and the third helped himself to watches from the jewelry department.

    Banks in the Mexican capital have been forced to abandon normal rules over not letting in customers wearing face coverings as the government took emergency measures over the weekend and advised residents in the crowded city to wear face masks at all times outside their homes.


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  2. marklutroni

    marklutroni New Member

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    That's a sad situation there.. The virus had just spread in other countries and the alert is getting higher and higher..
     
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