According to the
official press, in late March 2020, various groups organized themselves to loot shops and supermarkets. Food, tobacco, booze, clothing, electrical and electronic appliances.
Shops such as Elektra, Coppel, Chedraui, Walmart and Bodega Aurrera were attacked. 23 expropriations were reported, 42 files opened and 50 people arrested. This only in the Valle of Mexico. In addition, there was an expropriation at the Chedraui in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (Oaxaca) where 6 people were arrested.
Guards in Quintana Roo, Yucatán, Puebla, Guanajuato and Hidalgo said they found dozens people and groups in social networks, promoting thefts and looting and inciting disorder.
In all instances these groups were organized through facebook accounts and because of this the authorities were able to intercept many of them.
Still according to the press, in Ecatepec, Mexico City, at least seven people with masks and caps stormed the pawnbroker’s “Efectimundo” looting it. After the attack, the perpetrators run off in different directions and no arrest was reported.
It is alleged that almost at the same time in a Coppel store in the Impulsora neighbourhood, Nezahualcóyotl, a youth was arrested on suspicion of photographing goods. It is alleged that a whatsapp group called “codiv-19 plunder” was found in his phone, where messages could be read from people getting organized to loot shops.
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