Jeremy Rhaburn and Kevin Jex Free from Burglary Charge Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

Two of three witnesses failed to show up in a robbery case against Jeremy Rhaburn, 27, and Kevin Jex, 37, and the men walked for want of prosecution.

Rhaburn of #9 Eden Site (alley off North Front Street) and Jex of #4 Gabourel Lane were accused of burglarizing three businesses that operate in the Caye Caulker Water Taxi Terminal in October of 2012. Sometime between Sunday and Monday, October 14 and 15, the Caye Caulker Water Taxi Terminal was burglarized and items valued over $15,000 were stolen. A laptop, two cellphones, two boxes of Cuban cigars, a box of lighters and $4,300 in cash was stolen from Nobos Store owned by Sabiha Islam Nouren. A black cellphone, $250 in phone cards, a black Nokia cellphone and $3,000 in cash was stolen from Fokrul Amin, Bangladesh businessman. $1,527 in items was stolen from Adullah Khalique of Bondu International Store.

On Wednesday, July 30, the accused men appeared in the Belize City Magistrates Court before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. The only witness who showed up to court was Jose Marin who operated a business at the terminal. However, Marin chose not to testify. Without any witnesses to testify against them, Rhaburn and Jex were declared free of the charge. Rhaburn was released but Jex was returned to prison because he is currently on remand for the murder of Desmond Miller.