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Apr 5, 2011

Heist of Heritage Bank and customers

A daring early afternoon heist inside Heritage Bank Ltd. in the heart of Orange Walk Town has netted armed robbers an undisclosed sum of money.  Sometime around one-thirty today a pair of men casually entered the bank located on the Belize/Corozal Road where they proceeded to rob both its customers and employees of what is believed to be a significant amount of cash before fleeing the premises in a waiting vehicle. Orange Walk police, we can confirm, have detained one suspect whom they believe was involved in the robbery.  There is one report that a security was handcuffed and that the alarm system was deactivated, but that has not been confirmed by the police. News Five also understands that statements were being recorded from eyewitnesses who were on the scene at the time of the incident and the police are looking at surveillance tapes.

Luckily, no one was injured in today’s incident, but in the last bank robbery, which was in March 2010, a security guard lost his life. Five armed men hit the Spanish Lookout branch of Scotiabank and made off with over three hundred thousand dollars. Thirty-two year old Stephen Lopez was shot five times as he ran towards the adjacent police station and died before he could make it. Benjamin Peters and Alexander Edwards, who were wanted for the robbery and murder, were killed in Honduras last September when the bus they were traveling in was hijacked.

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15 Responses for “Heist of Heritage Bank and customers”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    SEND them TO THE PRISON FARM for 20 yrs………….THERE THEY CAN EARN THEIR KEEP AND CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY…..at no cost to tax-payers.

    Build the PRISON FARM IN TOLEDO…….Klobe too close to Belize City.

    A PRISON FARM IS A GOOD THING FOR ALL…….INMATES REPAY SOCIETY AND DEVELOP CHARACTER AND WORK ETHIC which seems lacking.

  2. Elgin Martinez says:

    These Financial Institutions need to step up their Security.Time has change my Belizean people let’s stop pretending and get real.Sling shot day’s are over.You can’t arm your security guards with a 9mm when the criminal is armed with an AK-47.

  3. Sugar says:

    and so the PM is contemplating taking 45 of the worse criminals from southside and sharing them in 3 districts? keep them corraled in southside and keep the big guns on them…..less they be lynched in the out-districts for their stupidness. They will make innocentr people in the districts get into trouble and it will just spread southside disease troughout the country.

  4. Justice says:

    More drastic measures need to be law. If caught stealing you lose an arm, if caught killing you lose your neck, if caught raping you lose your private parts etc!

  5. Clifford says:

    @Earl Grey, Listen!… why not you keep the prisoners in your house, if you have one??? Do you think your district or wherever you are, is better off than Toledo??? Good grief we don’t need them here! I am from Toledo and I am not ashame to tell you this and we don’t NEED those trash here!

  6. Disgusted! says:

    Despite all the suggestions we make over and over everyday on these blogs, more people are dying, more businesses are being robbed, there is more carnage and bloodshed and we end right up back here blogging again…..One monotonous cycle day after day and none of the suggestions is a real solution to the crime epidemic. I say that to say this, I have had enough of these heartless, cold-blooded criminals and their callous disregard for the law and human life, and the day any one of my family members fall innocent victim to these S.O.B.s, I am flying back to Belize to deal with it personally. I absolutely don’t care about anybody’s opinion but everybody will know who I am then because, it will be dealt with in broad daylight for everyone to see. Be it at the prison or at the courthouse!!! I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THESE CRIMINALS AND THE INCOMPETETENCE AND CORRUPTION OF THE POLICE, LAWYERS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS!!! SINCE THEY CAN’T PROVIDE JUSTICE, IT WILL BE TAKEN VIGILANTE STYLE!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!

  7. Realistic says:

    Definitely agree with Justice but sadly the crimminals have more rights that the innocent..I say all this stupindness of RIGHTS is what have our country this way.

  8. Proud Belizean says:

    i agree with justice. Lets go by the Bible examples. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

  9. fureal says:

    I agree with Justice. Thats the only thing that will work in our country.

  10. Alex says:

    what the P. M Need to do let the Police work for their and stop using the police vehicle
    for personal use and just doing nada in the station

  11. JAHSEF JUDAH says:

    HOW IGNORANT OF ALL Y’ALL, WALK THE WALK, LIVE THE LIFE OF OUR PEOPLE THEN U WILL KNOW WHAT WE ARE ABOUT, STOP HIDING , SPEAK AGAINST THE EVEIL.. IT IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE… THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN THE PEOPLE WILL ACT… FIRE BUN DOWN BABYLON N BARROWLAND!! STPO HIDING AND COME OUT YOUR CLOSET SODOM N GOOARRAH!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WE NEED DO MORE!! THE STREETS IS TALKING ARE YOU LISTENING… YOU FOOLS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO AFFORD INTERNET N FONES POOR PEOPLE DONT. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THY SELF BUT YOU DONT WANT TO SHARE SO WE TAKE WHAT IS RITEFULLY OURS.. YOU BLOOD SUCKERS YOU VAMPIRES YOU BREWD OF VIPERS!!

  12. Phill says:

    i agree with Elgin and sugar!!!!! i think you are BOTH RIGHT!!!! i am from PG and those guys are here…i dont want my town to be infested with crime….I think if you murder then you should die as well……if i had a gun and those guys came in my yard, i would shoot them on the spot…better their life than mine……

  13. abnerl says:

    look at what is happening.. go to every district and you will see men from belize city working with ministry of works. mr ministers from the north stand up we the people want to work here tooo. oh i see i have to be in a gang to get work!!!!!! well dont worry people in the north application available at the ministry of work to join the ” nothenios” qualifications have a gun and rob stores….

  14. pup/udp/nip says:

    people of Belize lets go to our area reps office, houses and demonstrate infornt of them. we cannt wait for this crimes to reach our districts. the PM is sending out these criminals out district cause he cant deal with them in the city . well MR PM here in the north we will deal with the problem our still. Machete con pistola. So please take back these persons back. For a fact they are already bothering our school girls when the girl pass there area. but let you know that if any of them hurt my family i will come for the person who sent them here!!!! this no threat its a warning…….. its like when you have a dog and it bites someone ,then the owner gets charge.

  15. Rainbowtown says:

    The Asians marched the other day in protest of killings that occured to their own,while you rant and rave about this and that and how you are powerless, why not use this medium to get together with the Asian people and do something about your government,they were currupt then as they are now,all change come to people who have a plan, if you are all talk keep ranting this is where you belong,if you have a plan then present it or shut up.

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