The recent robberies reported in Mexicali eateries had left restaurant owners afraid of additional cases.

The issue has led owners to get panic buttons from the State Attorney General’s office.

Last weekend, two teenagers from the state of Sonora were arrested after robbing the Cabanna restaurant located in the Plaza La Gran Vía shopping mall.

The suspects were allegedly involved in several robberies of convenience stores, the police previously said.

National Chamber of Restaurants President Raúl Vázquez told La Voz newspaper that four out of every five restaurant owners had installed panic buttons in their businesses.

In case of a crime, restaurant employees activate these panic buttons to silently and immediately report cases to the Attorney General’s office and the state Department of Public Safety. The chamber plans to launch a strategy to address crimes in eateries.

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