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Mar 30, 2005

One charged, three sought in city jacking

Story PicturePolice have arrested and charged one person and are looking for three others, following an early Tuesday morning burglary in Belize City that netted thieves in the vicinity of thirty thousand dollars. Officer commanding C.I.B., Assistant Superintendent Chester Williams, says investigations indicate that around two on Tuesday morning, eighteen-year-old Sherwin Locke and three other men gained entry to Brad’s store on Vernon Street and stole a small chest containing thousand of dollars in cash, along with other items from the family home.

Assistant Superintendent Chester Williams, Commander, C.I.B.
?The information we received from the victims was that the persons entered residents and they were tied up with duct tape and afterwards the persons went through house and stole a large sum of money, a firearm and assorted jewellery. We have recovered the firearm, some of money and jewellery and also a cellular phone.?

?Quick police work led to detention of one person yesterday some time around nine, who was arrested with the firearm which was stolen from Mr. Brads and also a quantity of money.?

Patrick Jones
?How much money??

Assistant Superintendent Chester Williams
?Yesterday from the person we detained we recovered just above four hundred dollars U.S. and just above eight hundred dollars BZE.?

Williams says that the proprietor of the establishment told police that inside the stolen chest was about ten thousand U.S. dollars along with ten thousand Belize dollars. Locke has been arrested and charged for the crime of aggravated burglary and police are looking for three other persons believed to be accomplices.

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