Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Monday, May 25, 2009

Alleged Robbers Nabbed in Puerto Penasco

Police in Puerto Penasco caught two suspected robbers on Sunday afternoon, May 24, following a shootout that left both suspects seriously wounded.

The suspects, identified as Glen Tamayo and Alfredo Romero Haro Chairez, allegedly surprised a pair of brothers traveling on the new Coastal Highway between El Golfo de Santa Clara and Puerto Penasco, forcing them to stop and robbing them of US$4,500 in cash.

The suspects then fled south toward Puerto Penasco in a GMC Yukon SUV. The brothers, whose names have not been released, returned to Santa Clara, where they filed a report with the police. The police promptly notified authorities in Puerto Penasco.

The Puerto Penasco police set up a roadblock on the outskirts of town moments before the alleged robbers arrived. The suspects fired at the police and made a run for it, with the police in hot pursuit. The chase ended when the suspects crashed their vehicle into the wall of a clinic. Still trying to avoid arrest, they again opened fire on the police, who fired back, wounding both Tamayo and Chairez.

The two accused robbers were transferred to a hospital in Hermosillo, where they are reported to be in serious condition.