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Feb 27, 2018

Trio Nabbed in Seventh Avenue, Corozal robbery

There was an armed robbery last Thursday in Corozal Town on the Seventh Avenue, which was caught on surveillance camera. The masked armed men are seen attacking the owner of Ban’s Store sometime after six p.m. Quick response from the police led to the arrest of the trio, identified as Kevin lanza, Alvin Sanker and Devin Skeen, all residents of Corozal Town. They were hauled before the court on Monday and remanded to prison. Superintendent Sinquest Martinez says that the assistance of the public and the surveillance footage led to the capture of the men. 


Sinquest Martinez

Supt. Sinquest Martinez, O.C., Corozal Police

“We responded to a robbery in progress at Ban’s Store which is located on the Phillip Goldson highway. Quick response along with teamwork led to the detention of three persons along with some items that were stolen and other recoveries which led to the arrest of these three fellows.”

 

Duane Moody

“I understand that it was both cooperation from the public as well as the video footage that captured the whole incident.”

 

Supt. Sinquest Martinez

“Yes, it was a combination of three: the combination of the public, the business community and the along with the video footage that assisted us in the recovery of these items and the detention of these three persons. Within an hour, we captured all three of them.”

 

Reporter

“Sir are you concerned that in the footage, it is very clear that these individuals had their faces covered. Are you concerned that it can impact in any way the arrest of the individuals you have?”

 

Supt. Sinquest Martinez

“…not fully; their faces weren’t fully covered. It was still visible…identifiable and their faces were still visible.”

 

Duane Moody

“These persons we understand have been arraigned. Can you give us their names and what they were charged for?”

 

Supt. Sinquest Martinez

“The three individuals: Kevin Lanza, Alvin Sanker and Devon Skeen were all arraigned yesterday at the Corozal Magistrate’s Court, charged for robbery and aggravated assault.”

 

Reporter

“Are these persons known to the department?”

 

Supt. Sinquest Martinez

“Two out of the three are known by us and all three are from within Corozal district.”

 

As it relates to the armed robbery of Rong’s Supermarket weeks before, the identity of the thieves is unknown. 

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