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Mar 2, 2011

Brazen home invasion in Belama Phase 2

A brazen home invasion took place this afternoon. A housekeeper was ambushed by three armed men after two p.m. on Gwen Lizarraga Street in the Belama Phase Two area. News Five was there shortly after the incident and according to the homeowner, Zita Coye Small; the thieves ransacked the house and made off with jewelry and electronics. Small says they are still assessing the damage to see if additional items were taken. The housekeeper was too traumatized to speak and Small believes that the house was being watched. Small spoke to News Five shortly after the incident.

Zita Coye Small, Homeowner

“My housekeeper called me about I guess quarter to three or somewhere around there and told me that we had a home invasion. She had just come out to take down the clothes from the line and had her back turned and then three guys jumped the fence and they assaulted her from the back and they forced her into the house at gunpoint. Three of them had masks on. As far as she can tell they are dark colored guys, young guys and they wore masks.”

Delahnie Bain

“Was anything taken from the house?”

Zita Coye Small

Zita Coye Small

“Well, everything is ransacked up in the rooms. I can’t say right now but just from what I see, they have gone with all my jewelry and they took a small TV and a DVD player. I don’t know if anything else until I can assess and fingerprints are taken.”

Delahnie Bain

“And how is the housekeeper doing after such an experience?”

Zita Coye Small

“She is still in shock because this is the first time this has happened here and this is the first time she has been assaulted at gunpoint. I am in shock too because when she called me I was terrified that probably they are harming her or something happened to her. But thank it’s just material things. They waited until the Chinese shop closed and then they parked behind here so she had no way of knowing that they were here. She had to let them out because the gate was locked then she noticed that there’s a small black car, heavily tinted, no license plate so there’s no way we can know.”

Delahnie Bain

“The way all of this happened, you think this has been planned for a while?”

Zita Coye Small

“I would assume that probably these guys have been stalking here. I don’t know what they think they will find because I don’t carry any cash here, I never do. So they ransack up everything; I guess they were looking for money or something because I have another cell phone on the table and it’s still there. But my closet doors and my chest of drawers, everything had been broken up and just piled on the floor; everything is on the floor.”

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9 Responses for “Brazen home invasion in Belama Phase 2”

  1. rod says:

    when is this gov going to wake up and get with the times police dept that is why every where in the world dark tint is against the law because people hide in cars so lease mr singh get with it and mr barrow start doing something right no mein damm make it illigal to have dark tint on cars .

  2. cg says:

    as she said, no one was hurt thank goodness. it seems this whole thing will become daily life for all law abiding citizens. some laws need ironing out cause its just going to get worse from now on

  3. Anonimus says:

    My house was burgularized on 23 February 2011, according to a neighbor it was also a black tinted car with 3 dark skin male no licence plate. I was also ransack my chest of drawer were all open and emptied on the floor, all my jewelry, money, cell phone, camera etc gone. I live in Western Paradise Village and i am not the only house rubbed and evrything is linking to the same black car with 3 dark skin male. What is the police doing about these situations?

  4. daveyt says:

    Anonimous, it’s probably because the “black tinted car with 3 dark skin male no licence plate” is in fact a Police car, or owned by a police officer! That would explain why it passes through the checkpoints without being stopped.

    I might be alone here, but why aren’t any vehicles without license plates being pulled over at checkpoints? The law states that all vehicles must display them, so unless they have a some form of written support from the licensing authorities, explaining that there are no licence plates available to issue, and a G.O.B. reciept for the registration or licence fee, those vehicles should not be on the road! If the vehicle is for sale, the owner should either display the original plates, or trade plates – no excuses not to.

    It’s about time that the police started doing their job – but of course, that’ll never happen – too many wealthy Belizeans to upset in their Pradas without plates and dark tint all round.

  5. Belama Resident says:

    The Police Station is still not fully functional. Repairs stil not done yet. 2 police men reach once in a while during the day only. the press needs to keep the pressure on this. How can we have 50 million dollars to buy BTL and con’t have money to fix the roof of a Police Station. these residential areas need more police patrols.

  6. cali says:

    Mr. Pm take into consideration if this road will benefit most of the Belizean people. The forty-seven million plus $, the hard working tax payer money that you going to take to build a road. Mr Pm i don’t think it is necessary at this time. You Mr Pm should be spending all that money on our national security. Equip our police and BDF with the equipment to keep the people safe and restore our country back to be peaceful, so our people don;t have to walk in fare of been rob or gun down when ever they leave there home. Mr Pm our National Security comes first. The people ideas comes first, not a road that don’t benefit most belizean people.

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  8. B grovy says:

    Cali what is it that the BDF don’t already have….in case you haven’t notice they no longer carry MARK4 they carry M16 and newer models ….. find a better excuse to deny the people of Toledo the road….. Let me remind u this will also create badly needed jobs

  9. marilyn says:

    Get permission from the government to have the commnity pitch in and take some charge in their community. The government will have no choice but to help. Show some interest in your neighbourhood. Safety is number one. Make it your business to know who is patroling in your neighbourhood and what they are doing there. You must look out for your neighbours. Be vigilent. Do not buy stolen goods. Next time they will steal from you.

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