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Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

Belize City police have cracked a case of robbery against 36-year-old businessman Dorian Usher, who was robbed outside Monica’s Pawn Shop on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Two of the men were arraigned in court. The first to be arraigned was 21-year-old Dean Nembhard, a construction worker of Nutmeg Street. Nembhard was arraigned on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on a single charge of robbery with a firearm upon Usher.

In court, where Nembhard was unrepresented, he pleaded not guilty to the charge but due to the nature of the charge, he was not granted bail but was informed that he may apply for bail through the Supreme Court. As a result, he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until January 31, 2018. Nembhard is expected to be read an additional charge of aggravated assault upon Usher when he returns to court.

The second suspect to be arraigned on charges of robbery and aggravated assault as a result of the same crime was 23-year-old Kendale Carcamo, a laborer of Ebony Street. He was arraigned on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford on two charges, one count of robbery with a firearm and one count of aggravated assault upon Usher. In court, Carcamo pleaded not guilty to the charges but due to the nature of the offenses, bail was denied and he was remanded to prison until January 31, 2018.

According to Usher, while he was walking out of Monica’s Pawn Shop situated at the corner of Cemetery Road and Elston Kerr Street, Belize City, he was approached by three men. One of the men wore a red hood and withdrew a chrome pistol, cranked it, and pointed it to Usher, demanding his belongings.

Fearing for his life, Usher handed over his gold chains, gold bracelet, a medal valued at $150, a 10k Cuban link diamond cut gold bracelet valued at $1,500, and a 14k link bracelet valued at $1,000. He dropped the items on the ground and the gunman proceeded to pick them up. The gunman ran toward Elston Kerr Street while the other two ran up Cemetery Road.

According to Usher, the gunman then fired several shots in his direction and that was when he removed his firearm and shot at the man. Usher set chase behind the man who ran into a building. Police arrived at the scene and detained the gunman who was shot. He was identified as Dean Nembhard. He was treated at the KHMH and released into police custody.

Police investigations continue as they are seeking a third suspect who remains at large.