Motorcycle thief is denied bail Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

Shawn Perez, a 22-year-old fisherman and construction worker of Jane Usher Boulevard, Belize City is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was accused of handling a policeman’s stolen motorcycle. Perez, who was unrepresented, appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser in court on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 where he was read a single charge of handling stolen goods.

Allegations against Perez are that on July 26, 2017 in Belize City, he dishonestly appropriated a red motorcycle valued at $3,100, the property of Edwardo Ciau, a police officer with the Belize City Prosecution Branch in Belize City. The officer had parked his motorcycle at home in the Port Loyola area when it was stolen.

In court, there was objection to bail being granted in light of the fact that Perez might interfere with the ongoing investigation which includes a myriad of stolen motorcycles. Relatives of Perez are presently seeking legal advice and will be taking his matter to the Supreme Court for bail as early as Friday, August 25, 2017.