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Thieves stage armed robbery at Mexico’s ex-first lady’s home

July 19, 2019
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FILE- In this July 14, 2015 file photo, Mexican first lady Angelica Rivera attends a wreath laying ceremony on the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris. A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of the former first lady and forced employees to hand over valuables. The prosecutor’s office said Friday, July 19, 2019, that guards managed to shoot one of the robbers in the leg and also caught another. It was unclear if Rivera was home at the time of the robbery. (Thomas Samson/AP File)
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FILE- In this July 14, 2015 file photo, Mexican first lady Angelica Rivera attends a wreath laying ceremony on the tomb of the unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris. A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of the former first lady and forced employees to hand over valuables. The prosecutor’s office said Friday, July 19, 2019, that guards managed to shoot one of the robbers in the leg and also caught another. It was unclear if Rivera was home at the time of the robbery. (Thomas Samson/AP File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A gang of at least seven gunmen burst into the Mexico City home of former first lady Angelica Rivera and forced employees to hand over valuables.

The city prosecutor’s office said Friday that guards managed to shoot one of the robbers in the leg and also caught another.

Prosecutors say one of the suspects in custody is Venezuelan and the other Colombian. Some immigrants from those two South American countries have made a trade out of robbing homes in upscale neighborhoods in Mexico.

But seldom have they picked such a high-profile target. Rivera and former President Enrique Pena Nieto divorced soon after he left office Dec.1.

It was unclear if Rivera was home at the time of the robbery.

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