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Attempted robbery in Mexico leaves suspects with peanuts -- literally

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Police say two men tried to steal a truck carrying 17 tons of peanuts
  • The suspects are arrested and left empty-handed

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- Mexican federal police say two men tried to steal a truck, but ended up with peanuts.

Seventeen tons of them.

Police pulled over the truck after they spotted it swerving on a highway outside Mexico City on Thursday.

Investigators found two people fighting inside, federal police said in a statement.

The driver of the truck told investigators two men forced him to the truck's floor at gunpoint and drove for several minutes before police stopped the vehicle.

Two suspects were arrested. Police said they confiscated a gun and two cell phones the men were carrying.