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Dorian Blair charged for Chinese business robbery Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

dorian blair.jpg - 42.98 KbJing Xiao Tan, owner of T-Supermarket in the Lords Bank area, was held at gunpoint and robbed on Monday, November 21. He was stripped of his 9 mm pistol and $3,200 cash. According to Tan, he was standing at the entrance of his supermarket around 9:10 p.m. and as he was about to close for the night three men ambushed him. One of the men was armed with a handgun. They demanded that he hand over his gun and cash. Fearing for his life, he complied with the gunman and handed over his 9 mm pistol and cash. The robbers then fled the scene.

Police investigation into the robbery led to the arrest of Dorian Blair, 21. He was detained by police on Tuesday, November 22. At the time of his detention Blair had a laptop computer. Police looked into the laptop and it matched the description of one that was reported stolen by Edgar Young. Young reported to police that his house was burglarized from the rooftop and an assortment of jewelry and electronic devices were stolen, including the laptop. When police turned on the laptop they saw a picture of Edgar Young. Blair was charged for the robbery of Jing Xiao Tan and handling stolen goods for the laptop.

Dorian Blair was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Thursday, November 24. He was represented by attorney Bryan Neal and read charges of armed robbery and handling stolen goods. Due to the fact that the offense was committed with the use of a firearm, bail was denied and Blair will be remanded at the Belize Central Prison until February 31, 2017. Disclosure was ordered for January 31, 2017.

Police say Blair told them he purchased the laptop computer from a friend called “Shotta Youth.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 15:02
 
Custom broker charged for theft of client’s eleven HD televisions Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Justin Longsworth, 29, customs broker of Valdez Global Limited, is out on bail after he was charged with one count of theft and one count of handling stolen goods on Thursday, November 24. Allegations being made against Longsworth are that on November 3, 2016, he took eleven 49-inch flat screen televisions that he was supposed to clear for the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina.

According to police reports, Valdez Global Limited firm was obtained to clear the televisions for the Radisson along with other items. However, it was later noticed that the eleven televisions were missing. On November 10 the owner of the brokage firm visited the CIB office and reported that Longsworth, his employee, was given the task to clear the items through Customs and when he was asked about them he said that he had received no televisions. Police investigation led to documents which showed that Longsworth did clear the televisions and surveillance footage was available to prove it. Police also found out that the driver of the truck who transferred the items received one of the televisions to keep quiet. The driver handed over that television to police. They also retrieved one of the televisions when they went to detain Longsworth, which he allegedly had in his possession.

Longsworth was represented by attorney Bryan Neal when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Thursday. He pleaded not guilty to theft and handling stolen goods. There was no objection to bail by court prosecutor, Cpl. Christopher Smith. Chief Magistrate Smith offered it in the sum of $1,000 plus one surety of the same amount. Longsworth’s next court date is set for February 1, 2017. Disclosure has been ordered for January 18, 2017.

 


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