Armed assailants rob newspaper in southern Mexico

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Posted: Apr 11, 2011 11:00 PM
Armed assailants rob newspaper in southern Mexico

An official at a newspaper in southern Mexico says four armed men rushed into the newsroom, then gagged and beat up reporters and photographers and stole computers, cameras and money.

The official at the Avance in the city of Villahermosa in Tabasco state says a reporter and a photographer who arrived during the robbery were beaten by the assailants.

The official says the robbery took place Monday afternoon. He says no threats against the newspaper's contents were made and he believes the assault was only a robbery and not an act of intimidation.