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Jun 1, 2013

Employee and common-law-wife charged for burglary of store

A grocery store shop located in the village of Biscayne was burglarized sometime between May twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh in the absence of the owner, Raquel Borland. The police arrested an employee and his girlfriend and charged the couple for Burglary and Handling Stolen Goods after police recovered some of the stolen money amounting to three thousand three hundred Belize dollars and one hundred and twenty US dollars, from their Orange Walk home. This morning nineteen year-old Calbert Roberts Junior, and his girlfriend, twenty year-old Monique Trimino, were arraigned before Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith.  Roberts Junior, was charged for Burglary and Damage to Property while Trimino was charged with Handling Stolen Goods. Roberts Junior took a guilty plea telling the court he wasn’t thinking properly and that he had made a mistake. He also said that Triminio did not know where the money came from.  The Chief Magistrate reserved sentencing for next week Monday when the court will hear a mitigation plea but until then, Roberts Junior is remanded to custody at the Belize Central Prison. Trimino pleaded not guilty to handling stolen goods and was offered bail which she met.

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1 Response for “Employee and common-law-wife charged for burglary of store”

  1. Bear says:

    Good work by the police. It’s too little, too late, but it’s interesting that Roberts tried to be chivalrous by saying his girlfriend didn’t know thew goods were stolen. I guess a jury can decide whether that’s true.

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