Men in Batman masks rob Mexican cinemas
31 July 2012, 11:16
Juarez - At least three men wearing Batman masks raided two cinemas in northern Mexico on Monday at showings of The Dark Knight Rises, wounding one man.
three armed men, dressed in black, "stole [$17 910] in two theatres on
Monday, leaving the manager of one cinema with serious injuries to the
face", public security officials from the northern Mexican state of
Chihuahua told reporters.
The first raid occurred after midnight
at a Cinepolis cinema in the state capital, Chihuahua. The robbers
stole all of the ticket money for the film, amounting to about half
their overall estimated theft.
The second attack, perpetrated
"apparently by the same subjects", targeted the offices of a Cinemax
theatre in the same city, where the manager was injured.
the assailants has been apprehended, according to the report, which did
not specify whether the audience was aware of the incidents.
20 July, 12 people were killed and 59 were wounded in a shooting at a
cinema showing the Batman film in the United States, in Aurora,