Man identified as a Canadian tourist is killed in Playa del Carmen in an attempt to repel three robbers
The Canadian man, in his 30s, is murdered in broad daylight at the Mexican resort trying to fight three muggers while bystanders helped NOTHING
- NotiCaribe has identified the victim as a Canadian man, but his full name has not been disclosed
- The foreigner was four blocks from the Caribbean waters of Playa del Carmen in a park when he tried to ward off three robbers
- Witness says that an overweight man has put the Canadian man in the heart
- None of the suspects have been arrested
Adry Torres for Dailymail.com
A Canadian man in the hip coastal town of Playa del Carmen was the victim of another senseless murder when he was murdered by a companion while a group of people watched.
An unidentified male foreigner was assassinated on Wednesday afternoon in a park just four blocks away from the beaches, one of the most important tourist attractions in Mexico.
The Riviera Maya beach resort of the Yucatan Peninsula is still a haven for outsiders, despite the violence under control that has engulfed many of the country's main destinations for beach lovers.
NotiCaribe identified the victim as a Canadian tourist.
Mexican outlet NotiCaribe reports that a Canadian tourist was killed during a robbery in a park a stone's throw from the beaches of Playa del Carmen
The coastal city of Caribbean city of Playa del Carmen is still a major tourist attraction, despite the crime that hit the seaside resort in 2018
But a spokesperson for the murder cases department at the Playa del Carmen public ministry could only confirm to DailyMail.com that the man was a foreigner.
A spokeswoman for the Canadian consular agency in Playa del Carmen said the embassy was aware of the horrendous events but could not confirm the victim's name and nationality.
According to NotiCaribe, three men approached the victim in Lazaro Cardenas Park and the victim tried to combat their robbery attempt.
Witnesses told the Mexican outlet that an overweight man had put a knife into the man's heart and killed him on the spot.
A spokesman from the Department of Homicide of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Playa Del Carmen confirmed that the victim is a foreign tourist, but could not say whether the man is a Canadian homeland
Witnesses said that a man who reportedly was a Canadian tourist had fought a bombing attempt before one of the attackers had put him in the heart
No one intervened to help the defenseless man, NotiCaribe reported.
No arrests have been reported.
In the first six months of 2018, the state of Quintana Roo saw the number of murders increase by 132 percent, to the equivalent of about 35 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.
The resort city of Cancun had 308 murders during the first seven months of the year.