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Aug 11, 2011

A & R Gas Station robbed

While many were tuning in to the public consultations on the ninth, a duo of armed robbers heisted a little over five thousand dollars in cash from the A&R Fuel Depot at mile one and a half on the Northern Highway on Wednesday night.  The business was hit by two young men who entered the store and held up the manager at gunpoint.  While she surrendered the day’s proceeds the robbery was caught on tape and today police are reviewing surveillance footage to determine if it is the same pair of robbers who committed a similar crime at Belize Plastics Recycling Company a week ago.

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“This is sometime a little before eight o’clock.  The manager of the gas station was inside the store when two armed men entered the store demanding money.  She handed over the day’s sale which was a little more than five thousand dollars.  Fearing for her life she ran out the store leaving the assailants inside.  These men then took off with the loot from that place.”

Fitzroy Yearwood

Jim McFadzean, 7 News

“I heard there was video that captured the incident.  Have investigators seen the tape yet and do you know who you are looking for?”

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well Jim we have seen the surveillance video and I believe that investigators have made some progress in the identity of these assailants.  We know that the investigators are looking for certain people in connection with this also, also known to them.”

Jim McFadzean, 7 News

“A little over a week ago the Belize Plastics Recycling Company by William Quan’s warehouse was hold up by two men supposedly men of Creole descent.  Might these incidents be related?”

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well Jim we are looking at that factor also and we are also studying, police are studying several tips that have come in so far about other businesses that are being targeted or might not because we have the information so we are trying our best to do everything we can to deter any further crime of this nature to happen to our business establishments.”

It isn’t the first time the business has been targeted by thieves and robbers.  In December 2009 a former employee of the service station was remanded to prison after forging a series of invoices amounting to almost seven hundred dollars.  Police have not any arrests in the latest robbery and an investigation continues.

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