Ex Court’s Employee charged with robbery Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

An ex-employee of Courts was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 before Magistrate Michelle Trapp. Eric Jones, was accused of robbing his former workplace. Surprisingly, Jones was offered bail despite the use of a firearm in the robbery.

He was arraigned on four counts of robbery for allegedly robbing the establishment at gunpoint as well as three employees of their cash, jewelry, electronics, and other valuables. Jones and another man allegedly stole a total of $1,420 from the establishment on May 17, 2018.

Jones pleaded not guilty to all charges and when he was asked why he should be granted bail, Prosecutor Kennard Clark reminded the court that the crime was allegedly committed with a firearm. Jones was still allowed to answer stating that he had an alibi: he was on the way to deliver monies for his children from his day’s proceeds of selling ideals at the time of the robbery. He also said that he could not understand how he could be accused if witness accounts say the robbers wore masks.

With that, Jones was offered bail in the sum of $5,000 plus one surety of the same amount. As part of his bail conditions, he was ordered to report to the police station once a week effective Friday, May 25, 2018 and also attend all his court and adjournment dates. He was also ordered not to interfere with any of the witnesses or victims whether directly or indirectly.

Although he was offered bail, he was unable to meet his bail and remains remanded.