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Jun 25, 2012

Swift action by GSU leads to arrest of gun toting robbers

Raheim Reid

On Saturday shortly after two o’clock in the morning, a team of GSU officers were conducting an operation when they came across two men who reported that they had just been robbed on Barrack Road by two persons on bicycles. One of the victims claimed that he was hit on the face by an armed assailant who proceeded to steal his Samsung brand cellular telephone. The assailant also pulled the trigger three times but it didn’t fire. Not far away, another team of the GSU spotted eighteen year old Raheim Reid and a fifteen year old male minor on Pickstock Street, who were identified as the alleged Barrack Road robbers. In a search near the fence where the two alleged assailants were standing, the GSU discovered a Smith and Wesson brand nine millimeter pistol loaded with five rounds of Aguila brand ammunition. The stolen phone was also recovered.  Both Reid and the minor were arrested and charged for one count of robbery, keeping firearm without a gun license and keeping ammunition without a gun license.  The minor was additionally charged for attempted murder and aggravated assault.

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5 Responses for “Swift action by GSU leads to arrest of gun toting robbers”

  1. Storm says:

    No bail for these dangerous offenders, and after they are convicted, they should spend decades in prison.

  2. now i see says:

    Very good job!! We need to keep them in jail no bail!!

  3. MADDYVANDIJKDEREALISTO says:

    My interpretation of this goes further.

    These idiots would kill for exercising their most basic want. The justice system must stand firm with their own moral fiber to show no mercy.

  4. Truthbetold says:

    Keep up the great job GSU. Hit them hard and get rid of all the scum on the streets.

  5. Jones says:

    I think we should reconsider what would be proper the punishment for young men who have broken the law.

    Instead of jail, could we consider enforcing youth hostels or perhaps a military school?

    Incarceration is not really a solution. Has anyone considered what they have went through, what they will go through in prison (suppose they actually come across gangs in prison?) and what they will do once they are out?

    Incarceration is more of a short term solution than a long term one. They will only be out of the streets for a couple of years.

    The aim is to completely reform their lives for the better.

    These are young men (and in some cases young women) of Belize….the ones we consistently preach are the future of Belize. Jailing them is wasting potential.

    Keep in mind that although these at-risk youth perhaps are out of school and involved in petty crime (or more serious offences), they are still our future.

    But we keep in mind, there are consequences for their offences.

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