Clarence Lamb charged for BTB Robbery Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:00

Clawrence22-year-old Wagner’s Lane resident Clarence Lamb appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Monday, January 7th, to answer to charges relating to the robbery of the Belize Tourism Board’s (BTB) office on Wednesday, January 2nd.

On that day, two men entered the BTB office, located on Regent Street, at about 4:30 in the afternoon. One of the men had a firearm in hand and the other was armed with a knife. The gunman placed the gun through the cashier’s service window and demanded money. It was at that point that one of the security guards set off the alarm in the building and confronted the men. The men then rushed out of the building but not before the security guard opened fire and hit one of them in the foot. The injured robber did not make it very far as he was picked up by Tourism Police about forty yards away on South Street. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and identified as Clarence Lamb from the Jump Street area. The other man escaped down Regent Street. The men’s take from the robbery amounted to $1,732.78, but they didn’t get away with it.

Lamb was unrepresented in court where he was slapped with 10 charges. Those include one count of keeping firearm without a gun license and one count of keeping ammunition without a gun license for a .38 revolver which was found in his possession with 6 live rounds. He was also charged with one count of robbery and seven counts of aggravated assault upon BTB employees. Lamb pled not guilty to all 10 charges and due to the nature of the offenses, he was denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison until February 28th, 2013. Police are still looking for the second suspect in the robbery.