In this Sept. 18, 2012 photo, a firefighter puts out a smoldering car allegedly used in a robbery at a Coca-Cola distribution center in Morelia, Mexico. The robbers pistol-whipped three security guards, grabbed thousands of pesos in cash and fled. In cities and towns across Mexico, a nearly six-year offensive against drug cartels has been accompanied by a surge in common crime: assaults and robberies that grab no headlines but make life miserable for ordinary citizens. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

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In this Sept. 18, 2012 photo, a firefighter puts out a smoldering car allegedly used in a robbery at a Coca-Cola distribution center in Morelia, Mexico. The robbers pistol-whipped three security guards, grabbed thousands of pesos in cash and fled. In cities and towns across Mexico, a nearly six-year offensive against drug cartels has been accompanied by a surge in common crime: assaults and robberies that grab no headlines but make life miserable for ordinary citizens.  (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
In this Sept. 18, 2012 photo, a firefighter puts out a smoldering car allegedly used in a robbery at a Coca-Cola distribution center in Morelia, Mexico. The robbers pistol-whipped three security guards, grabbed thousands of pesos in cash and fled. In cities and towns across Mexico, a nearly six-year offensive against drug cartels has been accompanied by a surge in common crime: assaults and robberies that grab no headlines but make life miserable for ordinary citizens. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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