Duo charged and remanded for Ladyville Robbery Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

A duo has been arrested and charge by Ladyville Police for the robbery of a Bowen & Bowen delivery truck which was making a drop-off at a store in Ladyville. The culprits men have been identified as 25-year-old Tarique Munnings and a 17-year-old minor.

The duo appeared represented by attorney Ronnell Gonzalez at their arraignment on Monday, February 19, 2018. They appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser where they were read two counts of robbery. The allegations made against the duo are that on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, they stole $2,500 from Christopher Martinez and $900 from Lung Chu Wong, a Chinese businessman. They were armed during the robbery.

Just before the charges were read, their attorney asked the court to make note of the fact that his 17-year-old client was the victim of police brutality while he was in custody. He also mentioned that although his client has been taken to seek medical attention, his condition seems to be worsening. According to the minor, he was beaten by a police corporal after someone else smuggled weed into their detention cell. He said that all the minors in that cell were pepper sprayed. As a result, it was ordered that the minor be taken back to seek medical attention.

Given the nature of the robbery, bail was denied to both persons. The minor was remanded into custody at the Wagner’s Facility while Munnings was remanded at the Belize Central Prison until May 18, 2018.