Machine gun-toting robbers robbing big rigs

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REYNOSA, Mexico – Mexican police are trying to stop a growing trend across our border.

Drug thugs are stealing from truckers on highways coming in and out of Reynosa.

Many of the armed robberies have been caught on surveillance tapes inside the big rigs.

In the video about you can watch as four men armed with machine guns block one of the major roads out of Reynosa.

The robbers then stop the truck driver, take money from his wallet, his cellphone, and several other items of value in his semi-truck.

At one point you can see a lookout on a bridge, also armed with a machine gun.

Several dozen thefts have been reported, although it’s believed most truckers won’t say anything for fear cartels will retaliate.

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