Trenton Webster remanded for Robbery of Magistrate’s Court Cashier Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:00

TrentonOn Friday, December 28th, a gunman held a Police Special Constable and a Belize City Magistrate’s Court cashier at gunpoint and snatched away a green Belize Bank bag that contained $7,634.90 in cash.

According to police report, at about 3:30 p.m. on the day of the robbery cashier, Adelaide Moya and Special Constable Densford Bevans were on Regent Street, next to the Belize Bank ATM, when a gunman ambushed them. The Special Constable was along with the cashier for protection but he was not armed and thus, rendered powerless when held at gunpoint. The robber took the money bag from the cashier and some personal item including, two photographs and a bunch of keys.

Police investigation led to the arrest of 31-year-old deportee and resident of West Canal, Trenton Webster. Smith was shot at the time of his apprehension and escaped from police custody while on guard at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital on January 1st. He was recaptured on Thursday, January 3rd, and taken to court on Friday, January 4th. Webster appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was read charges of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of harm upon Bevans and one count of escaping police custody. He pleaded not guilty to all offenses and bail was denied. Webster will be on remand at the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance on February 4th, 2013.