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Apr 15, 2011

The road to Arenal littered with robberies

Further away the Village of Arenal, near the western border with Guatemala, has a history of armed robberies and violent attacks, believed to be carried out by a group of bandits who operate in the area. On Thursday, two nineteen year olds were held at gunpoint and robbed on the Arenal Road within twenty minutes. First was Mario Cunul, a Guatemalan national who lives in the village. He was riding a bicycle toward Benque Viejo at around four-forty p.m. when he was approached by three armed, masked men—one dressed in camouflage and the other two in dark clothing. Cunil says he was dragged into the bushes and robbed of one hundred and fifty dollars. The men ordered him to keep the incident to himself and then released him.

At five o’clock Griselda Salas, a housewife of Benque Viejo Town, was on her way to Arenal along with her father, Perfecto Salas in a taxi when two masked men emerged from the bushes with handguns. She also described her attackers to police and again one was dressed in camouflage while the other wore dark clothing. The gunmen ordered them to drive down a truck path in the bushes and stole a cell phone, an engagement ring and ten dollars cash from Griselda. And in another similarity to the first report, the robbers told Griselda not to report the incident and that they know where she lives.

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9 Responses for “The road to Arenal littered with robberies”

  1. BDF soldier says:

    Where are the BDF?how comes the lawyer dean barrow dont send them to protect belizean citizens?he got policemen in spanish lookout oil gate,

  2. wisdom says:

    Blame this on lazy blacks too, right? Why don’t they want to work for their money, these lazy blacks at the Guatemala border. Just like those in N. Mexico in the drug cartels. Black again, right and the Colombian drug lords, blacks again, right. GET IT?????

  3. Drama says:

    If the people would only know how much drugs also gets traffic through this route you would be shock…..nuff said

  4. The People Had Enough says:

    aaah, wisdom, what the hell you talking bout willis?

  5. Xaan says:

    BDF Soldier, who misinformed you about having Police man at Oil gate in Spanish Lookout? U’re talking absolute nonsense. Please get your information correct next time before u spit BS on these comments! And i KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT

  6. belizeanpride says:

    Xaan i think BDF soldier got confused with the KBH security they have in the little booths they have at the gates.

  7. indy says:

    it seems that this could be an easy job for an undercover cops.

  8. Earl Grey says:

    SEND THE GANG-BANGERS OUT THERE TO AT AS SECURITY……….that should give them something to shoot at.

  9. Earl Grey says:

    GOT IT (opposite of) wisdom………..WHY THE RACIAL REFERENCE????




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