Bold assault at Tijuana office-supply store

Employees of Office Depot tied up by armed robbers

Office Depot off the Via Rápida Poniente in Colonia Los Santos. They pushed employees back into the business from a rear door.
  • Office Depot off the Via Rápida Poniente in Colonia Los Santos. They pushed employees back into the business from a rear door.

A group of armed, hooded thieves forced their way into an Office Depot in Tijuana shortly before midnight on July 3, tied up store employees with plastic bands, and stole cash, cellular phones, computers, and television sets.

Office Depot location in Tijuana. Click to enlarge.

Office Depot location in Tijuana. Click to enlarge.

The thieves entered the Office Depot located off the Via Rápida Poniente in Colonia Los Santos after surprising workers at the end of their shift, pushing them back into the business from a rear door, according to the daily newspaper El Sol de Tijuana.

With the employees unable to resist, the thieves took their time selecting the merchandise they wanted to steal, making several trips in and out of the store to carry the stolen items to a get-away vehicle parked behind the business, El Sol reported.

According to a police report, the thieves had enough time to break into a Banco Santander automatic teller machine and remove an undetermined amount of cash.

The suspects remained at large and specific details of the amount of the loss remained unavailable more than a day after the robbery.

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Armed? Not possible. Mexico has common-sense gun laws! No CCWs, no gun shows, no gun stores, no "ghost guns", no "high-capacity" magazines, no "military" calibers, no NRA. So how can this be possible?

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