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FBI Follows New Lead in Guatemala Tour Bus Attack

FBI Follows New Lead in Guatemala Tour Bus Attack

Posted - Jan. 14, 2004 at 8:04 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- F-B-I agents say they're following a paper trail left behind by robbers who held up a tour bus in Guatemala.

A group of armed bandits ambushed the bus last week and stole cash and jewelry from the passengers. But one passenger noticed his credit card was also missing. Investigators say that card was used about a dozen times.

A press release issued by the Book of Mormon tour group says three suspects were caught on video surveillance tape buying more than six-hundred dollars in merchandise with it at a perfume and jewelry store.

Guatemalan officials say police have focused their search on a group of local men who have a reputation for highway robberies.

Fifty-two year old Brett Richards was shot and killed in the robbery. He's being laid to rest in Ogden today. Funeral services will be held this morning at the Weber Heights Stake Center in Ogden.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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