Mexican band Cafe Tacvba’s instruments, equipment stolen

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican rock band Cafe Tacvba said its instruments and other equipment were stolen and two crew members briefly detained in a highway robbery early Thursday.

In a statement, the band said a truck was carrying its gear through the central state of Puebla early for a scheduled Saturday concert in Cancun when it was assaulted.

The crew members were “brutally beaten and kidnapped for a while,” the statement said.

The band said it was working with authorities to recover the equipment, but regardless would play the show Saturday.

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The stretch of highway connecting Puebla and neighboring Veracruz state is known for frequent robberies of cargo trucks as well as assaults on motorists.

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