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Mar 9, 2016

APB Issued for Two Suspects in Independence Murder

An all points bulletin has been issued by the Belize Police Department for two men who are on the run, following the weekend murder of a Mango Creek businessman.  Independence police are looking for twenty-nine-year-old Shane Bennett, an escaped prisoner, whom they believe is one of two men who robbed and killed forty-eight-year-old Glen Logan inside his home on Saturday night.  The thieves entered Logan’s residence sometime before eight o’clock and held him and his common-law wife at gunpoint.  The woman was then escorted to a bedroom where she surrendered several articles of jewelry, along with cash and cell phones.  While she was being held in the adjacent room, she heard a single gunshot and when she returned to check on her husband, she found him lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the left side of the body.  The duo is believed to be in the vicinity of Independence and is considered armed and dangerous.  Assistant Superintendent of Police Reymundo Reyes gave News Five an update this evening.


On the Phone: ASP Reymundo Reyes, O.C., Independence Police

“We are looking for two persons who can assist us in this investigation. One of the persons is an escapee from the Independence Formation by the name of Shane Bennett and information is that he is in the company of another guy by the name of Ronald Jaime. These two persons are persons of concern at this moment for which we are doing operations within our area of responsibility to try and see if we can capture them because they are on the run. Apart from that, several people have been interviewed, statements recorded and the investigation is ongoing at the moment. A postmortem was conducted at the K.H.M.H. in Belize City and the cause of death is due to gunshot wound to the left side of his chest.”


Reymundo Reyes

Isani Cayetano

“In our interview with you on Tuesday, you had mentioned that during this incident the culprits where demanding that he tell them the whereabouts of marijuana. Is that correct?”


On the Phone: ASP Reymundo Reyes

“Yes sir. He was asked to hand over money and weed.”


Isani Cayetano

“Does this lead you as investigators to believe that this may have been a drug-related incident?”


On the Phone: ASP Reymundo Reyes

“I do not want to think that way. I believe it is that of robbery which ended up with his life being taken because he refused to abide by what the robbery was asking for him to lay down on the ground, which he refused to do so.”


Isani Cayetano

“Has there been a bulletin, an all points bulletin, issued for these individuals seeing as though they are on the run?”


On the Phone: ASP Reymundo Reyes

“For Shane Bennett, I know there was a bulletin issued when he escaped from the formation. Presently a bulletin is being prepared for us to send to all media houses and within the village so that people could be on the lookout and also assist police in locating both persons.”


Shane Bennett escaped from lawful custody from the police station in Dangriga on January sixteenth and remains a fugitive on their most wanted list.

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