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Traffic cops foil attempted truck theft

Agents from the Jalisco Traffic Police stopped a would-be auto thief in his tracks as he attempted to make a getaway Tuesday, July 23, shortly after presumably stealing a late-model Nissan pickup on Calle Juárez in downtown Chapala.

Thanks to a prompt alert by the son of the vehicle’s owner, who witnessed the crime, officers managed to corner the middle-aged male suspect as he tried to escape driving the wrong way along Calle Degollado, barely two blocks away from the spot where the compact truck had been parked.

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Immediately after his capture, the accused offender was turned over to Chapala’s Ministerio Público (public prosecutors office) for investigation and processing.

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