Armed Robbers Execute Kneeling 15yo Shop Assistant

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

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This is the moment a 15-year-old shop assistant kneeling on the floor is executed by a gun-toting armed robber despite handing over the cash in the till.

The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera in a Kiosko store in Tapeixtles in the municipality of Manzanillo in the western Mexican state of Colima where 15-year-old German Mauricio worked.

In the shocking footage, the boy is seen serving a client as several armed men in black enter the shop.

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Clients are told to lie on the floor as the teenager opens the till and allows the thieves to take the cash with his hands raised.

Mauricio then kneels on the floor with his hands up as the robbers take the money.

However, a man in a white T-shirt points his gun at the 15-year-old boy – who has his back to him and is seemingly unaware of what is about to happen.

The gunman readjusts his aim and then shoots the teen, who falls to the floor clutching his chest.

The armed robbers flee the scene as Mauricio is left barely moving on the floor.

According to local media, when the authorities arrived on the scene, the boy had already died.

The murder has caused outrage in Mexico, with netizens furious that the teen was ‘executed’ despite fully cooperating with the robbers, according to reports.

The police investigation is still ongoing.

Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.