UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK YOU ALREADY KNOW NEVER TO GO TO MEXICO - American tourists victims of home invasion in MexicoThis attack was the most brazen of four that occurred in the last four months. The other assaults were on Americans who live in Rocky Point, as the beachside town is known. "They restrained the individuals who were renting the house. These men stole electronics, bedding, jewelry and an unidentified amount of cash.”
Home invasion on Rocky Point tourists prompts new U.S. safety warning
A new warning for American tourists is expected later today after a series of attacks.
A few of the giant high rise condos in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico, are shown in this 2010 file photo.
Home invasion on Rocky Point tourists prompts new U.S. warning
By Tim Steller Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star
8 hours ago • By Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
A shocking home invasion targeting a group of American tourists in Puerto Peñasco preceded the July 19 shootout there, prompting the U.S. consulate to issue a new advisory to travelers.
On July 17 in the early-morning hours five armed men entered a home in Las Conchas, a beachfront neighborhood populated largely by Americans, said the president of the area’s homeowners association in an email to property owners.
“They restrained the individuals who were renting the house,” wrote president Ginger Beauchamp. “These men stole electronics, bedding, jewelry and an unidentified amount of cash.”
This attack was the most brazen of four that occurred in the last four months, said Chad Cummins, the U.S. Consul General in Nogales, Sonora. The other assaults were on Americans who live in Rocky Point, as the beachside town is known.
One of the victims was attacked in his home and seriously injured, Cummins said.
The consulate plans to issue a new “warden message” this afternoon noting these violent incidents and advising tourists to take heed of the travel warning issued in February. That warning said tourists should travel in the daytime and only use the road from Lukeville to get to Rocky Point, not travel other connecting roads in Mexico.
While violence in Mexico has been commonplace for the last six years, Puerto Peñasco had largely escaped serious incidents, and attacks on foreigners were minimal.
The home invasion in Las Conchas was unprecedented as far as Beauchamp knows.This article was originally published in forum thread: American tourist victim of home invasion in Mexico started by JohnDoe2 View original post