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Jan 7, 2016

Teetie Arrested for Jacking Pou Meat Pie Vendor

Michael Arnold

Late this evening, twenty-three year old street figure, Michael Arnold, aka “Teetie,” a Pickstock resident, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Fraser. He is accused of robbery by use of force and wounding upon fifty-six year old Maria Pou, the owner of the popular Pou Meat Pie located on New Road. On Tuesday, Pou was collecting rent from a tenant when she was robbed of five hundred dollars in cash.  When the question of bail came up, the court prosecutor objected due to the nature of the offenses and because the victim is a fifty-six year old woman who was wounded during the attack. The Senior Magistrate remanded Arnold into custody until March ninth, 2016. On his own behalf, Arnold attempted to get bail saying he is Pou’s neighbour from whom he bought meat pies every day and that he was being framed by the police.   But the facts of the police case are that while Pou did not see who robbed her, several eyewitnesses have given police statements, identifying Arnold as the robber. He maintains he was at home at the time of the robbery. Arnold was released last October from jail for robbery, but records show that he owes the court for theft and disorderly conduct and he will now have to serve time in jail for those offenses.

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