courtesy photo published in El Mexicano
They did it for the galletas and papitas.
Two knife-wielding teens robbed a small neighborhood grocer in the Anexa Niños Heroes neighborhood, getting away with eight bags of potato chips, two packages of cookies, and 450 pesos in cash (about $30), Tijuana's daily El Mexicano reports.
The teenagers entered the store on Callejón Emiliano Zapato (between Melchor Ocampo and José María Morelos streets) at about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, the newspaper reported.
Each of the young men brandished a knife and threatened store employees, according to the El Mexicano account. After the robbery, they fled on foot into the neighborhood.
Store workers immediately called the police, and officers responded quickly. Based on descriptions of the thieves provided by store workers, police detained two teens nearby.
“Each one was carrying a black plastic bag containing potato chips and cookies,” said the El Mexicano story.
During a “routine inspection” of the youths by police, each one was determined to be carrying a knife.
Officers turned the two young men over to state prosecutors specializing in crimes by adolescents.