January 17, 2014 10:00 am
Updated: January 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Caught on camera: Kamloops family robbed at gunpoint in Mexico


A Kamloops family is sharing some incredible footage after they were robbed at gunpoint during a vacation in Mexico.

Just before Christmas the Griffins left for a two-week vacation. They were going on a motorcycle trip through the mountains in rural Mexico. But halfway through their adventure they were stopped by a group of armed bandits and robbed.

They were in the mountains of San Juanito, in the state of Chihuahua.

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“It was very frightening,” Rosemarie Griffin told CFJC News. “Again, I was certainly praying to the almighty above to just get us through here safely.”

All of their belongings were taken, except for a small camera mounted on one of the bikes, which happened to capture the entire crime in progress.

Rosemarie told CFJC there were four bandits, with big machine guns, and they had created a roadblock across the highway.

“They looked at the passports, gave it back to us, and then indicated they wanted to see into our tank bags,” she said.

The bandits emptied out the bags on Rosemarie and her son’s bikes, and they also took her husband Grant’s bike.

They let the family go after about 30 minutes.

The camera snapped a picture of the crime every 30 seconds. With the help of the footage, police were able to track down and arrest the four thieves.

“You never think it’s going to happen to you, and again if it does, don’t try to argue with them,” said Rosemarie.

– With files from CFJC News

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