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Dec 20, 2016

Burglars Getting Slick in Ladyville; Community Watch Will Help

Edward Broaster

For most Belizeans Christmas is a time of spreading cheer but it’s also a time when criminals spread fear –robbing and burglarizing homes. Those criminal elements have been around the Ladyville area looking for places to target. We asked Regional Commander ACP Edward Broaster what residents in his jurisdiction should do help keep themselves and their properties safe and secure over this holiday season:

 

ACP Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“I must say to the residents in our area that they need to be very, very vigilant. Last week we had couple guys coming with weed whackers pretending to be cutting yards and attempted to burglarize several homes. Fortunately, we were on top of them and they had to run left their weed whackers. Talk to your neighbours; let your neighbours know what is happening. We have, for example, people in different areas like the Lake Gardens area creating whatsapp chat so that they can communicate with each other and report suspicious activity and really communicate with one another. In terms of, for example yesterday there was another truck with weed whackers and these were legitimate guys this time. But the neighbours communicated to the police and other neighbours and we were really able to sort things out. So, burglary normally peaks between November and February in most areas. So, the best thing for you to do is to  notify or talk to your neighbours, see who is around and report suspicious activity no matter how frivolous it might seem, please feel free and call us let us know if you see any suspicious activity in the neighborhood. And if you are not sure, let us check it out.”

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