Percival Blancaneaux Gets three Years for Aggravated Burglary Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:00

Percival BlancaneauxOn Friday, April 5th, Percival Blancaneaux was convicted of aggravated burglary in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. In January of 2012, three men entered the home of Esmeralda Glastonbury armed with a knife. 

In her testimony, Glastonbury told the court that on January 24th, 2012, she, her son and husband were at their home located at Mile 11 ½ on the Phillip Goldson Highway when she heard noise inside the house at about 3 a.m. According to Glastonbury, she then heard her son shouting for help.  She ran to his bedroom and saw a man of dark complexion holding her son by his throat with a knife.  She shouted out “thieves” and ran towards her bedroom where her husband was. She then shouted to her neighbors asking them to call the police and that was when she felt someone squeeze her shoulder and order her to sit down on a chair. According to Glastonbury, her attacker was a man of fair complexion, who had his hair braided in corn rows. The person who had her son held at knife point then brought him to the area where she was sitting and tied them up along with her husband. Their mouths were covered and their hands and feet tied to their chairs. They began to ransack the house and took 3 computers, speakers, 4 digital cameras, a DVD Player, 1 I-phone, a chainsaw, her wedding bands, shampoos and other toiletries as well as an undisclosed amount of  Mexican currency and Belize dollars. The men then ordered the husband to get the keys for an Isuzu Rodeo that was in the yard. They used the vehicle to flee from the scene. Police later responded to the scene and began an investigation into the incident. Approximately two months after the incident, Glastonbury saw one of her attackers as she was taking a child to school through a feeder road in the Boom area. She called the police immediately. They came and arrested the individual who was later identified as Percival Blancaneaux.

Blancaneaux was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary. He appeared unrepresented in court before the Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith. Chief Magistrate Smith found that the evidence was overwhelming against him and found him guilty of the offense.  He was then sentenced to three years imprisonment. Police are still trying to identify the other two burglars.