31 Jul '12, 3am
Men in Batman masks rob 2 Mexican theatres, wounding one man.
JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) - At least three men wearing Batman masks raided two cinemas in northern Mexico on Monday at showings of The Dark Knight Rises, wounding one man. The three armed men, dressed in black, "stole (240,000 pesos/S$22,600) in two theatres on Monday, leaving the manager of one cinema with serious injuries to the face," public security officials from the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua told reporters. The first raid occurred after midnight at a Cinepolis movie theatre in the state capital, Chihuahua. The robbers stole all of the ticket money for the film, amounting to about half their overall estimated theft. The second attack, perpetrated "apparently by the same subjects," targeted the offices of a Cinemax theatre in the same city, where the manager was injured.