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Minors rob Belmopan grocer, Quick Police work leads to their detention Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

Robberies have been taking place frequently. Quite recently, the primary targets have been large establishments that have been robbed of monies of significant values. That is was the case to which Belmopan police responded on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Reports of a robbery led the officers to Tai San Shop located on Garza Street in Belmopan City. Upon arrival, Junyoung Wu, a naturalized Belizean and owner of the establishment, reported that just after 11:00 a.m. on said date, two persons entered the establishment, demanding money. Besides making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, the two male persons also stole 2 bottles of rum and a pack of cigarettes and made good their escape.

Shortly after, Belmopan police were able to detain two minors who were already at the Belmopan Bus Terminal. The 15 and 16 year olds had a Jansport backpack in their possession. The police conducted searches on the minors which led to the discovery of cash in different denominations while a search of the backpack led to the discovery of a Swiss and Arms 4.5mm pellet gun, 2 bottles of rum, and a pack of cigarettes.

The minors, both of the St. Martin’s area in Belize City, were charged with robbery. In court, they pleaded guilty to the charge but due to the nature of the offense, they were remanded to the Belize Central Prison until their sentencing on October 19, 2018.

 
Christopher Hyde accused of pistol whipping Glenford Barrera Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

A gunplay incident which became violent has landed a Rocky Road resident behind bars. He is Christopher Hyde, a 22-year-old laborer who appeared unrepresented in court before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer on Monday, September 17, 2018. In court, he was read one count of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of harm upon Glenford Barrera, a librarian.

In a police report, Barrera said that on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at about 9:30 p.m., he was standing at the corner of Rocky Road and West Canal when Hyde approached him, demanding money. He refused and was hit to the left side of his face with what appeared to be a 9mm pistol. He sought medical attention and his injuries were classified as harm.

Information on this matter suggests that Hyde had approached Barrera for money which Barrera owed.

Due to the nature of the offenses, Hyde was denied bail and remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until November 16, 2018.

 


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