Police Believes A&R’s Security Guard Setup Robbery Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00

Police have arrested and charged A&R’s own Security Guard for his connection to the robbery of the establishment on Wednesday, August 20.

Leroy Ciego, 28, appeared in the Belize City Magistrates Court on Monday, August 25, where he pleaded not guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit robbery. According to reports, just after closing time on Wednesday (6:27 p.m.), the A&R security guard at the front door was held up at gunpoint and led into the store by a tall dark skin male wearing a stocking over his face. The gunman’s accomplice guarded the door while he ordered everyone to lie on the floor. The gunman then went to the supervisor’s office and took a bag containing $9,084.66. He then searched the workers and their children and took away their cell phones, jewelry and other personal items. Before exiting the building, the gunman led the employees up to the second floor where he ordered the supervisor to open a safe which had one container with $1,969.65 in cash and another with $1,225. The men then made good their escape. In total, they got away with $12,279.31 from A&R Enterprise Ltd and an assortment of jewelry and other valuables from the employees and their children.  In Court on Monday, Ciego told Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, “I really don’t want to go to jail for something I didn’t do.” However, due to the nature of the offense, Ciego will be remanded at the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance on October 9.