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May 4, 2017

Corozal Trio Outwit Robbers/Kidnappers

Three men, including a pair of siblings, were lucky to escape with their lives during a robbery turned kidnapping on Wednesday afternoon in the Corozal District.  According to Eder Hall, a land consultant of Corozal Town, he visited a well-known businessman in Ranchito Village sometime around four o’clock that evening to purchase a sports utility vehicle.  He was accompanied by his brother, Eliazar Hall, and an employee of his, whom he identified as Emir Rosado.  Together, the trio made contact with the owner of a Nissan Xterra and agreed to meet him at his farm, where the transaction would have happened.  When the men showed up at the location they were greeted by three armed men who emerged from the nearby bushes.  Hall was robbed of fifteen thousand Belize dollars, money that would have been used to purchase the vehicle.  His brother and the workman were also relieved of cash and jewelry, before being bound and placed inside their vehicle.  The men were then being transported to Libertad Village, where the intention of their abductors was to dump them in the New River and make off with their proceeds.  They didn’t get too far.  Here is how Hall recounts the harrowing experience.

 

Voice of: Eder Hall, Kidnapping and Robbery Victim

“We were going to buy a vehicle at about four p.m. at the village of Ranchito.  When we arrived there to the guy’s house, the guy is well-known right there in Ranchito.  I am a land consultant and I have a worker that is from Ranchito, so he knows the area good and he knows these persons.  So I went and I picked up my worker and like how I was taking some cash to buy the vehicle, my brother was taking me with his vehicle.  His vehicle is a Nissan Infinity 2004.  He has already posted it on Facebook that his vehicle is missing.  When we arrived at the place, he called me because I got his number a week before at Corozal Town because they had a for sale sign on the vehicle which was a grey Xterra.  So when we arrived there he called and said, “Come a little more ahead by my farm.”  So when we arrived there we saw the vehicle.  So when we saw the vehicle, I saw the guy come out.  But when we came out of the vehicle, the three of us, my brother, my worker and I, we came out.  So what we did was, we just came out of the vehicle.  We were not expecting a robbery or anything, but when we came out three other guys came out of the bushes nearby and pointed weapons at us.  I recognized one of them being a shotgun, another one an assault rifle and the other one had a handgun.  And when they told us to just surrender all our items and that this is a robbery, they took away all our belongings, cell phones, wallets, all the cash that we had, gold chains and all of our belongings.  They tied us up and put us in my brother’s car.”

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1 Response for “Corozal Trio Outwit Robbers/Kidnappers”

  1. SAMCRO says:

    What is this? How did they “outwit” the kidnappers? Why didn’t they make it very far? What kind of god-awful reporting is this

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