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Robbers Take Advantage Of Mexico's Swine Flu
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Robbers Take Advantage Of Mexico's Swine Flu

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Normally three people walking into a department store with blue surgical masks covering their faces would stand out. These are not normal times in Mexico City. The armed thieves took advantage of the swine flu outbreak to slip through a department store undetected. They walked away with watches from the jewelry department.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Normally, three people walking into a department store with blue surgical masks covering their faces would stand out. These are not normal times in Mexico City. The armed thieves took advantage of the swine flu outbreak to slip through a department store undetected yesterday. And they walked away with watches from the jewelry department. Even banks in Mexico City have had to suspend their normal rules, which bar customers from wearing masks.

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