Video of an assault at a well-known restaurant in Cancun

An assault at the restaurant La Troje, located in the Supermanzana 15 in Cancun, caused a stir because an assailant robbed two people of their belongings inside the premises in broad daylight.

According to the first reports, the incident occurred around 2:22 pm on Tuesday, February 19, when a guy wearing a grey shirt and hat entered the premises, allegedly talking on the phone, but upon entering, took out a firearm, approaching two of the diners who were almost near the door.

The delinquent threatened customers and took all their belongings, it is said that he took their cell phones, cash, wallets, cards and jewelery items, spending less than two minutes. When he achieved his goal, he kept his gun and went to the exit door, fleeing in an unknown direction.

So far it is not known if the restaurant employees or the victims themselves called the emergency number 911 requesting the help of the authorities, likewise, it is not known if the thief escaped on foot, motorcycle, four-wheeled vehicle or if he had some accomplice waiting.

Insecurity and little promotion affect Cancún

The number of international tourists who visited Cancun in early 2019 was reduced for the first time in seven years.

Considered the window of Mexico to the world of international tourism, that tourist pole was consolidated in 2018 as the city that receives more foreign visitors in Latin America and is the second with the largest hotel offer in the country, after Mexico City.

Experts say they are concerned about the fall of visitors and relate it to the problems of insecurity, lack of tourism promotion, cyclical factors associated with the United States and the depreciation of the dollar against the peso.

The International Airport of Cancun received one million 513 thousand 106 international passengers in January of this year, a decrease of 30 thousand 315 passengers (-2%) in relation to the same month of 2018, according to the most recent traffic report of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (Asur). It is the first decline in 81 months, from April 2012, when the terminal reported a decrease of 5,441 passengers (-0.6%).

The Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System recorded 71 murders in Quintana Roo in January of this year, 31 cases more than a year earlier.

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