Armed men rob 28 German tourists in Mexico

They stole their money, cameras and other valuables in the town of Palenque in the southern state of Chiapas


Afp April 04, 2017
They stole their money, cameras and other valuables in the town of Palenque in the southern state of Chiapas. PHOTO: TWITTER/FILE

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, MEXICO: Authorities in southern Mexico on Monday were investigating the weekend robbery of more than two dozen German tourists by armed men at a popular Mayan archaeological site.

The attack late Saturday targeted 28 Germans and their two tour guides in the town of Palenque in the southern state of Chiapas.

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One guide, Mary Gramilich, said her group, on the latest stop of a tour across Mexico, was accosted at the historic site by several armed and hooded men carrying knives and guns.

They stole their money, cameras and other valuables.

The pre-Hispanic archaeological site, with its well-preserved Mayan pyramids, was designated in 1987 as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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