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Apr 13, 2006

Two arrested for block factory hold up

Story PicturePolice strongly suspect that two Belize City residents, Dwayne Bishop and Stephen James, are the duo who held up Leslie’s Block Factory at mile three on the Northern Highway. Authorities say around twelve-fifteen on Wednesday afternoon, two young men wearing stockings over their faces and holding a nine millimetre pistol entered the establishment and ordered two of the company’s employees to hand over what they had. A total of three hundred and one dollars and fifty cents was stolen from the cash register. Head of C.I.B. Chester Williams says they managed to recover some strong evidence that will link both suspects to the crime.

A.S.P. Chester Williams, Head, C.I.B.
?A firearm was also recovered, which we believe was the weapon of choice in committing that robbery. We also recovered on one of the suspect, just over two hundred dollars in cash, which we also suspect was proceed from that robbery. They are presently in custody, we have conducted an identification parade and one of them has been positively identified as one of the persons who went to Leslie?s Block Factory, so they will be charged likewise for the crime of robbery in connection with Leslie?s Block Factory. … We must assure the public that when they make a complaint to the police that it will be looked at very swiftly.?

Meanwhile Williams advises families planning on being away from home over the Easter holiday to make sure their houses are properly secured. Neighbours planning on staying home are asked to keep a watchful eye and to report any suspicious activity to police.

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