Fifth Suspect charged for Robbery of Chinese Grocer Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 January 2013 00:00

On Friday, January 18th police took 20-year-old Gregory Knox, a Construction Worker of a Rio Bravo Crescent address in Belize City, to court on charges of robbery, and firearm and ammunition offences. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer where he told her that he had been shot in his two legs and cried in pain during his arraignment. Due to the nature of the offences, bail was not granted and his case was adjourned until March 1.

In court, Knox also said that he is on medication for his injuries. He claimed that he went to take a gift for his daughter in the area of Mopan Street and when he was passing by, he saw the men and one of them whom he knows gave him $5.00 and that's how police linked him to the robbery. He claimed he is innocent and got shot for nothing.

He now joins two minors ages 16 and 17, Steven Swasey, and Alexis Ku. One more man is yet to be charged. He is still under police guard at the KHMH after also being shot by police.

Businessman Jian Guang Li, 62, was inside his store, Jian Vin Shop, with his wife, 33-year-old Chan Yan Zhu when 6 males, one armed with a firearm, entered his store located at #10 A Corner Mahogany and  Mopan Street at about 9:00 p.m. The gunman demanded cash and Li handed over $2,500, a DVD Player and a laptop computer.

After robbing Li’s store, the men went upstairs of his home in an attempt to rob them further and that’s when police quick response led them to apprehend the 6 people who were hiding inside a room in the upstairs flat of Li’s home.

According to police, the gunman fired a shot at them, and that’s when they returned fire. Four of the six men were shot but all were detained by police.