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Sep 18, 2012

Terrifying home invasion; what were they looking for?

By mid afternoon, there was a horrific home invasion on Logwood Street, which may be linked to Monday night’s murder.  Seven heavily armed and masked men ambushed a woman who was alone at her house just before three p.m.  According to the victim, the men claimed they were looking for drugs. The gunmen held her at gunpoint, ransacked her house and stole jewelry, cell phones and other personal items. While she was not injured, the frightening experience happened in minutes and has left the victim, who was just about to go pick up her children from school, traumatized. Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

This wooden home located at number thirty-eight Logwood Street; just a stone’s throw away from La Popular Bakery in the Belize City was the target of armed burglars. Just before three p.m., it is alleged that at least seven men—armed with high powered weapons and stockings over their faces entered the house and held up the victim.


Voice of: Victim of Aggravated Burglary

“Like two-forty-five, I deh pan my verandah di do laundry and I come out fi take out the last load and by the time I look to the back of the yard, dah because like seven man with gun—with the double barrel gun and the lee short gun dehn and I couldn’t ah do nothing. As they enter on the verandah, I say big man, nothing noh di go ahn with me you know. Ker weh unu want. I ker ahn ina my room; ih dig up the room. Ih look ina wah box weh lee jewelry and I tell he then deh dah lone fake. So now afterwards ih start dig up and then they one deh ina my son room di dig up; and the rest deh ina di hall di dig up and like two of them stay on the verandah. My passport deh ina di purse, my credit union book; like four gold chain ina di purse; deh ker cell phone—all kinds of things. I don’t even know weh all missing right now cause I still confused. Dehn noh knock me or nothing check.”


The burglars ransacked the house looking for drugs. But the victim says no one living there knows anything about any drugs.


Voice of: Victim of Aggravated Burglary

“To be honest; that dah di talking on the street, but if dah mi drugs mi deh yah, believe you me, police mi wah done know and dehn mi wah done run up ina di spot. No drugs noh deh ina this house. So if dehn di say drugs deh in yah, I noh know eh part ah ina got drugs. I work hard fi weh I own, I owe credit union right now and whatever I have, dah weh I work fah and weh I sweat fah.”


Daniel Ortiz, 7 News

“Is this the first time something like this has happened to you and your family?”


Voice of: Victim of Aggravated Burglary

“This dah the first time big man.”


Duane Moody

“What are you going to do now? Are you in fear of your life; the life of your kids; the other residents living here?”


Voice of: Victim of Aggravated Burglary

“Well I kinda fear but at least dehn come and see that nothing noh deh yah. I don’t know what dah dehn intention after this, but nothing ina di house.”


Duane Moody

“What are police saying about the whole incident?”


Voice of: Victim of Aggravated Burglary

“Well they are doing some investigation and so forth mien.”


The armed burglars it is said then made good their escape heading to Cedar Street where it is believed that they got into a getaway vehicle. Duane Moody for News Five.


Information to News Five is that both the murder on Monday night and the home invasion are connected.

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8 Responses for “Terrifying home invasion; what were they looking for?”

  1. Rod says:

    Hip hip hurray I guess this tha no this gov. Fault neighter according to the udp lovers that come on here like belizean b jones. And so on its the fault of he victim not of this useless incompetent pm and gov. So hurray fu udp you are doing a wonderful job keep it up least see how many murders and rapes we can have this year again 123. Hip hip hurray fu udp.

  2. Storm says:

    Hmm. Did the invaders get the wrong place, or is someone in her family involved in dangerous business? That’s the selfishness of criminals, for a quick buck they can endanger their entire family.

    Not saying that is what happened here, but inquiring minds want to know.

  3. Truth says:

    ONE More for the incompetent government in place.. it is not as they care anyways..

    they want more money that is all they care about more money… even if the rest of the country is unhappy..

  4. Marzz says:

    Tsk, Tsk, Tsk, Rod, Rod Rod….the useless incompetent gov as you say, was probably on site of the home invasion no?..hence the reason for your statement. Murders and Rapes?…..sounds like you’re praying on it….just keep in mind that it can happen to you or your family…then what would you have to say then?…oh wait!…i know.. “the useless incompetent gov”…you should steer your focus elsewhere for once….that might be some brain food for you and allow you to blame someone other than the gov….like the actual perpetrators!

  5. konkas says:

    ROD for PM, ROD for PM, ROD for PM, ROD for PM

  6. ratty says:

    How can that happen in broad daylight? seven gun man, wow! just the beginning. good luck to you guys

  7. Swagville says:

    @marzz you are full of !@#$ .How does all the guns get in Belize? They come through customs and who is in charge of customs,the damn government.Allowing thier rich friends to pay them to bring in the weapons.Do you think they give a damn about Belizeans.They are selfish and only think about themselves and thier families.Poor people can’t afford to pay for light or water how the hell they will get guns into the country.It use to be the ruch get richer and the poor get poorer, but what is happening in Belize is a new ball game,the rich and ministers get richer and the poor kills each other.We need better laws, the government is to blame for that.We need a P.M. that does not negotiate of pay criminals or gangs.Gangs are illegal, anything group that calls themselves a gang is illegal and are supposed to be put away.I guess dean sees it differently,he doesn’t see gangs,he sees a gang of votes.Stop playing with politics with innocent hard working people lives mr. p.m. You started something that you wont be able to control.Call a next gang truce and arrest all the leaders and go after the little “dumb soldiers” who do the killing for them.I can’t believe that it is that hard to do just lock them down and throw away the key.All they do is make life a living hell for everyone else.

  8. moses says:

    i think rod have a rod through his southernmost orifice up to his brain.

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