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Thursday, 04 January 2018 00:00

Surveillance footage of two men attempting to rob a Chinese businessman surfaced on social media. The footage with the men, who were brazen enough to commit the act without masks, was what helped the police to identify one of the men. That man, 21-year-old Stanley Samuel Flowers, was arraigned and charged on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 on several offenses which include attempted robbery and firearm related offenses.

Flowers, an unemployed resident of Mahogany Heights, was taken to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where he appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. Before the magistrate, he was read three criminal offenses, one count of attempted robbery upon Joe’s Shopping, located in the King’s Park area, one count of kept firearm without a gun license, and one count of kept ammunition without being granted a gun license.

The allegations against Flowers are that on December 23, 2017, he and another unidentified person entered Joe’s Shopping with a firearm and attempted to rob the businessman, Wen Zhang Huang. According to Huang, he was inside his shop when one of the men entered the store under the pretense of being a customer when he saw the other man approaching him with a firearm. When he saw this, Huang drew his licensed firearm and fired shots at the men who fled. The entire ordeal was caught on camera.

Flowers pleaded not guilty to the charges but due to the nature of the offenses, bail was denied and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until April 3, 2018. Police say they know the identity of the other suspect who remains at large.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 January 2018 14:43