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Students turn Robbery into Murder in Belmopan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Belmopan have arrested four male students, two aged 19 and 18 year old and a 15 year old after a robbery and murder in Belmopan.

The two eldesrwere arraigned in Belmopan Magistrate court where they were read charges of murder.Police report that they visited La Chosa Bar located in Belmopan City at 12:05 on Sunday morning where they found 43- year-old Isabel Antonio Balona suffering from a gunshot to the left side of his head and 50-year-old Manuel Aguino with a gunshot to the right leg. Investigations revealed that as the proprietor of the bar, Joshua Lopez, was closing down the establishment, four persons armed with firearms and dressed in long sleeved black shirts, black pants, gloves and masks entered the business place demanding money. The owner handed over his wallet ,which contained 600 dollars in cash. The men then proceeded to loot the cash register and took 3,000 dollars in cash.

Upon seeing the crime in progress both Ballona and Aguino intervened during which the robbers fired several shots at them killing Ballona and injuring Aguino. The robbers then made their escape in Lopez's white Chevy Prizm car bearing license plates BMP-3475.

Police report that whilst on patrol on Ramirez Street in Belmopan City their attention was drawn to four men who were acting suspiciously. They were then approached and a search was conducted on them which led to the discovery of 95 U.S. dollars and a Grey Samsung Digicell phone which belongs to Lopez. Police continued their investigation which led them to locate a White Chevy Prizm with license plates BMP -3475 also the property of Lopez.