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Old 08-01-2008, 10:42 AM   #1
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Traveling to Mexico? Be Wary of Bandits!

Channel 7 News EL PASO -- A Mexican thief shot and killed an 11-year-old boy as he robbed his family, according to the Mexican newspaper Siglo de Durango.

Rico Banuelas was vacationing with his mother Patricia and his two older siblings when gunmen stopped them on a highway just outside Mazatlan, said Sinaloa police.

As the men took property and money from victims in another vehicle , the driver of the vehicle Banuelas was in attempted to flee the scene. The gunmen opened fire and Banuelas was struck in the head, police added. He died instantly.

Sinaloa state police told ABC-7 they have arrested three men for the murder of the young boy. El Siglo de Dunrango identified the men as Genaro Gallegos Espinoza, Irwin Guerrero Padilla and Rubén Padilla Molina.

The newspaper is reporting investigators found an AK-47 rifle, a handgun, several pounds of pot and stolen items at the residence where the men were arrested.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_10062504 Rico was killed Monday while on a family trip to Mazatlan with his family, when armed robbers tried to stop the Volkswagen Jetta in which he was riding at a roadblock.

The family tried to speed past the roadblock, but bandits opened fire on the Volkswagen, fatally wounding Rico and injuring his mother and the driver. Survivors "think there were people up in the trees (shooting) because there were bullet holes in the roof," said Rico's brother, 20-year-old Eddie Bańuelas, who was not traveling with his brother. "All the windows got broken except one that was rolled down. The driver was shot in the leg, thigh and the back shoulder. They had to drive for 20 minutes. They went to the next little town in Sinaloa, where a family helped them out."

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It's funny how George never seems to have any problems: Ms. Tioga and George
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It's funny how George never seems to have any problems: Ms. Tioga and George

I am sure 90% of the Americans (and Canadians) visiting Mexico will not have any problems, just wanted to give a heads up to what can happen and would suggest having a plan on what to do if something should happen. Wary and being in a panic are two different things. Wary means you know things can go wrong and have a plan as to what to do, not to be taken completley by surprise, and doing something to get oneself into more trouble, such as trying to drive past a road block manned by bandits. It seemed to me peole shoud know what can happen when traveling in Mexico to be prepared for what could happen. Have a plan, to keep from being in a panic at the wrong time.
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Yes, I guess it is good advice to have a plan regardless of where you travel. The trick is not to have so high a fear level that you don't enjoy the journey.
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