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Dec 4, 2018

Robberies, Burglaries – Ring of Thieves Rounded Up

Chester Williams

In recent times, however, there has been a spike in robberies and burglaries not only in Belize City, but elsewhere across the country. The Police Department has gone on record to say that businesses as well as homes were being targeted by a ring of thieves operating in Corozal, out west in Belmopan and in the Belize District.  Acting ComPol Chester Williams, who is in charge of operations, told News Five today that they believe that they have intercepted the perpetrators.

 

Chester Williams, Acting ComPol

“We are looking at what can be done to be able to address these types of crime. Those are what we call economic crimes because most of the time the suspects are looking for valuables that they can turn over and make an easy money. And so one of the best way that we can address those types of crimes is to ensure that we gather the right information on who the persons are that are perpetrating these types of activities and we must aggressively target these persons. And I am going to commend the commanders in Belmopan, Roaring Creek, as well as in Ladyville for the good job that they have done in rounding up a ring of persons who were doing these crimes within the three respective areas. And since that was done, we have seen a significant reduction in them again. But we must understand that it does not end there. We have to now work on building these cases against these individuals and hopefully at the end of the day, we will be able to convict them for these crimes and they will be able to be in prison for a much longer time.”

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