Two policemen arrested after theft of their patrol car

March 2nd, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Cancun (Mexico), March 2 (IANS) Four people, including two policemen, were arrested after a police patrol car was stolen in the Mexican city of Cancun, EFE reported Monday.
Two police officers on patrol in the resort city Saturday morning noticed three people having a heated argument inside a car.

While the officers were investigating, one of three men jumped into the police vehicle, threatened the officers with what appeared to be a weapon and drove off.

The car thief got away, but the officers arrested the other two men, identified as Karl Heinz Thies, a 22-year-old Cancun resident, and Jorge Miranda Bendezu, a 27-year-old Peruvian citizen.

The patrol car was found several hours later near where it had been stolen, but the thief took the keys and a radio microphone.

The two officers were arrested and handed over to the police department’s internal affairs division, which is investigating them for negligence, officials said.

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