Thieves busted after robbing Jolli Bee’s Restaurant Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Jolli Bee’s Restaurant on Amara Avenue was held up by three male persons while the manager, Delip Kumar, and several medical students of Indian descent were inside. The students were having lunch when three male persons, one armed with a firearm, entered and held up Kumar, the students, as well as two other employees present at the time. Several items including cell phones, cash from the cash register, and monies from the victims were stolen.

The criminals escaped in a car but not too long after, a team of police officers on patrol met up with the criminals. According to ASP Alejandro Cowo, quick police response in the area led to the detention of the male persons, all well known to police. Most of the stolen belongings were found. Police are looking to levy charges on those male persons.

The three men were arraigned before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 28, 2018. They are 19-year-old Lemar Lamb, his 18-year-old brother Robert Lamb, and 20-year-old Irwin Palma. They pleaded not guilty to the 5 counts of robbery but because a firearm was used, they were remanded to the Belize Central Prison until August 28, 2018.

Robert Lamb was charged with burglary at Kim’s Shop on Antelope Street just two weeks prior and was released on bail of $6,000. During that burglary, Lamb stole a metal safe containing $15,500.