Cozumel port closed following jewelry store robbery

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#21
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Originally posted by kbmeow
When we were there last month we were talking to a guy there. Asking about business etc and had the issues in others part of mexico caused people to get scared there. He said that Cozumel is one of the richer areas because of tourists and the crime is non existent because of it. The shops and such make sure of it because of the people they get. While I agreed about the lesser amount of crime I thought no existent was pushing it.
Sure. That's a total joke that crime is nonexistent in Cozumel. Why, then, are there police or whatever they are riding all around in open jeeps with rifles pointed ready to fire at any given time? I dislike Cozumel for that reason and I never feel comfortable there.
#23
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Originally posted by nodogkisses
Sure. That's a total joke that crime is nonexistent in Cozumel. Why, then, are there police or whatever they are riding all around in open jeeps with rifles pointed ready to fire at any given time? I dislike Cozumel for that reason and I never feel comfortable there.

Why?
just guessing but I bet it has to do with keeping crime
down...keeping tourist safe. Keep the money flowing
in?


One of the reasons I DO FEEL SAFE in Coz and
Progreso is the Police are out in full force
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Originally posted by 5waldos
They closed the port for 14 hours so the robbers didn't escape. The cruise ships were gone, and not due back for- bet it was 14 hours. A robbery happened. And the big deal about this is what? Robberies happen every day all over the world. I'm not justifying anything- just noting that it must have been a really really slow news day.

(and that was not whining, just an explanation I agree with!)
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Glad I wasn't there.
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#26
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I was there that day and I am very thankful that it happened after all the ships left port. Must have been late in the day cause we left at 10pm.
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My DH is already a bit nervous about visiting Cozumel so I think I will keep this incident to myself....... Crime happens everywhere and I am just glad no one was killed during this horrible incident.
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Originally posted by big_duck
Actually I expect some to say "Robberies happen at Diamonds International everyday, only this time they are the victim."

Now, that's funny and true, too.
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#29
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I have really been looking forward to visiting Coz. The only time I went there we got on a ferry to Tulum and it took all day so no time in the town. I hope it's not going to go the way of some other Mexican cities and end up off the cruise list.
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#30
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We were there Friday on the Conquest. We knew nothing of it until I just returned home. Everything was fine.
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so sad. One of my favorite ports.
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We'll be there for the first time in January. I'll admit this makes me a little nervous. I also hope that this is a one-off incident and not a sign of trouble spreading from the mainland. It would be a shame to have to avoid Mexico completely.
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