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Mar 12, 2019

Fake Cops Rob PUMA Gas Station

A pair of fake cops robbed PUMA Gas Station on the Philip Goldson Highway Sunday evening and they made it look so effortless. Two armed men, dressed in what can easily be mistaken as police uniforms, waltzed inside PUMA Gas Station and demanded to speak to the manager. They forced themselves in the manager’s office and held him up at gunpoint. After a few minutes, they casually walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash and a DVR. The most recent robbery of the gas station was caught on camera. News Five’s Hipolito Novelo reports.

 

Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

On March tenth, at around four-thirty p.m. cameras inside this PUMA Gas Station on the Philip Goldson Highway captured these two men. At quick glance, they appear to be police officers but a closer look reveals that they are quite the opposite. Wolves in sheep clothing so to speak; alleged robbers dressed in what appears to be the standard police uniforms. Donning sunglasses, these armed and disguised thieves casually walk out of the manager’s office; one carries an electronic device while the other carries a box.

 

Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“The uniform, the pants resembles a police pants but it does not have all of the specifications of police pants. They entered and they demanded to speak to the manager of the gas station where they forced themselves to the office and thereafter opened the safe and took an undisclosed amount of money also the DVR equipment.”

 

They walk out of the gas station and make good their escape. It’s a daring and bold crime- one which was executed so easily and quickly.

 

Reporter

“How did they open the safe?

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“The manager was in there.”

 

Reporter

“Was it determined how they fled the scene?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“They left on foot. They ran from the gas station towards Coney Drive.”

 

Reporter

“With the DVR?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes.”

 

Reporter

“This gas station, it has not been the first time that they have been targeted; several times. Do they have any security personnel in that area?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“I don’t believe they have any security personnel working there.”

 

They do now. When we stopped by this morning a police officer was stationed out in front. The criminals remain at large. Hipolito Novelo News Five.

 

Several persons were detained, but later released. Police are looking for two suspects.

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