Jayear Flores remanded for armed robbery Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 January 2016 00:00

Eighteen-year-old Jayear Flores of Currasow Street is at the Belize Central prison on remand after he was charged for robbing businessman, Kemuel Marchand, 32.  

In a report to police, Marchand of #3 Calle Al Mar Street in Belize City told police that sometime around 1:30p.m. on Thursday, January 14, he was inside Small Entrepreneur  Business, at #69 Vernon Street, when two males entered the store. One of the men was armed with a handgun. He pointed the firearm at Carla Flowers and held her around the neck with his other hand. The gunman then walked up to him, pointed the gun at him and ordered him to lie down with his face towards the ground. The gunman then searched his right rear pocket and stole his wallet. He then went after the cash register but found nothing inside and that was when they left the store. Police were called to the scene and a quick investigation led to the arrest of Flores who was picked out by Marchand in an identification parade.

Flores appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser on Monday, January 18. He was slapped with two charges, one count of robbery with a firearm upon Kemuel Marchand and one count of aggravated assault upon Carla Flowers. Flores pleaded not guilty to the charges but due to the nature of the offenses, which are alleged to have been committed with the use of a firearm, bail was denied and he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March 18, 2016.

Marchand’s wallet is valued at $40 and it contained his drivers license, Social Security card, ATM card, a Food Handlers card and $116 cash. Flores is due back in court on March 18, 2016.