Alleged bus thief run over by bus in Tijuana

Driver pistol-whipped, leads to crash

Jorge Silva Murray, 21, was hospitalized under police custody. (Image from Frontera)
  • Jorge Silva Murray, 21, was hospitalized under police custody. (Image from Frontera)

Minutes after pistol-whipping a bus driver unconscious, an alleged thief was run over by the same bus he had just robbed in the Nueva Tijuana neighborhood of the city, the Tijuana daily Frontera reports.

The incident occurred on January 2 at around 6:55 p.m., when two men boarded a city bus, pistol-whipped the driver, and stole 900 pesos (about $72). The assault knocked the driver unconscious, causing him to lose control of the bus, which then ran over one of the alleged thieves as he tried to run away from the scene of the crime.

The bus careened through a fence, hit three parked cars, and came to rest after slamming into the front of an apartment building. The alleged thief, Jorge Silva Murray, 21, was hospitalized under police custody on charges of armed robbery, causing a traffic accident, and the resulting property damage, Frontera reported.

Silva Murray’s alleged accomplice managed to escape with the pistol used in the crime and the 900 pesos.

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