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Jun 16, 2011

Businessman detained for robbery

Jaime Villanueva

Tonight a businessman is behind bars after he was picked out by a robbery victim in an identification parade. Twenty-four year old city resident, Richard Burgos, claims he was robbed on May twenty-first of this year by twenty six year-old businessman, Jaime Jeffery Villanueva. Today Villanueva appeared in Court before Magistrate Roberto Ordonez where he was read one count of robbery for a cell phone, Ipod and cash amounting to three hundred and sixty seven dollars. He pleaded not guilty to the offense but the court prosecutor, Sergeant Shawn Walton, objected to bail on the grounds that Villanueva was positively identified by his victim. When asked by the court why he should be granted bail, Villanueva said that he is innocent and was nowhere near the scene of the robbery but believes he is being framed. Burgos told police that shortly before ten on the night of May twenty first he was on Seashore Drive in the Buttonwood Bay area when a car stopped nearby and a man approached him. Burgos said man then placed a knife at his throat and robbed him of his belongings. Villanueva was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until June twenty-ninth.

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2 Responses for “Businessman detained for robbery”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Was the stolen item found in this man’s possession or tracked back to him in some way?

  2. mylegacyb4mypeople says:

    Would have been nice to know what type of Bussiness man this Villanueva fellow is it’s hard to tell from his appearance. Remember my Legacy B4 My People.

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