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Thursday, 07 September 2017 00:00

A 17-year-old Chinese salesman was robbed at Good Fortune Store and two men accused of the robbery were arraigned and remanded on September 4, 2017 before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza.

The young men, 18-year-old Luquan Flowers and 19-year-old Duesberry Bowen, were arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where they were represented by attorney Oscar Selgado. The duo was charged jointly with robbery of Ming Long Li while Bowen was charged alone with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm upon Li.

Both pleaded not guilty but due to the nature of the offenses, bail was denied and they were both remanded to the Belize Central Prison until November 30, 2017.

The robbery occurred on Thursday, August 31, 2017. In a report to police, Li said that two men entered the store and asked for a Guinness but it soon became more than shopping. One of the men pulled him by his shirt collar and pointed a firearm in his face. They demanded money and fearing for his life, he kept quiet while they raided the money drawer of $800. They also made away with Li’s cell phone valued at $2,200.

According to their attorney, he is already making the necessary arrangements to secure bail on their behalf and their application is expected to be heard by September 8, 2017.