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May 14, 2018

Robbers Get Away with Attack on Restaurant in Belmopan

Joseph Myvett

Just before ten p.m. on Saturday, a robbery at a restaurant in Belmopan led to a vehicle chase involving police and the robbers. That pursuit quickly escalated to a shootout, but unfortunately the robbers still got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry. According to police, three men, one wearing a masked entered a restaurant in the area and robbed the owner of his money and personal belongings before they fled in a Ford Escape SUV. A police patrol was hot on their trail but the perpetrators would evade the officers before abandoning the getaway car in an isolated area of Cotton Tree Village.

 

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Shortly after nine-fifty p.m., police responded to a robbery on Nim Li Punit Street in Belmopan. Upon their arrival, a white in color Ford Escape was seen leaving the area which was pursued by the police and the occupants fired upon the police and the police returned fire and a chase continued to ensue. The police later found the vehicle abandoned in an off road in Cotton Tree Village. The vehicle has since been impounded and the police investigation into this matter continues.”

 

Reporter

“So you know the assailants or the…”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“No, the vehicle did not have any license plate at the time so this is an ongoing investigation.”

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