Armed Guatemalan men presumed robbers of San Ignacio business

On Wednesday August 20, at 4:00p.m., Police were alerted to a  robbery in progress in the El Pilar Area of San Ignacio Town. When police arrived at the scene, 52-year-old  Betty Cruz, of Bullet Tree Village, reported that at 1:00p.m. that day, she and her husband, 57-year-old  Ruben Diaz were approached by five Hispanic men, all armed with assault rifles and pistols. They were forced to hand over $1000.00 in cash, two power saws, a converter and an assortment of food Items. The bandits also took three security cameras from the wall and two solar panels. The five men suspected to be from Guatemala then left the area heading in a westerly direction.

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