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Dec 20, 2016

Senior Citizen Robbed and Shot Overnight on Lakeview Street

Alden Dawson

Crime continues to grip the city. A shooting overnight has left a fifty-three year old Belize City resident hospitalized. Griffith Moody was outside his home on Lakeview Street with a friend when three masked men, one wielding a firearm, held them up and demanded his belongings. Fearing for his life, Moody handed over a gold chain which he wore around his neck. But even before his assailants escaped, the gunman fired a single shot at Griffith, which grazed him on the head. Griffith was quickly rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is in a stable condition. Today, Deputy Regional Commander for Eastern Division South, Senior Superintendent Alden Dawson says that two persons are currently detained for questioning.


Sr. Supt. Alden Dawson, Deputy Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“Sometime after seven p.m., police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Emergency Ward where they met one Griffith Moody, fifty-three year old of #8 Lakeview Street. Police learned at that time from Mister Moody that he was in front of his residence along with a friend loading some items in his van when he was approached by three masked male persons. One of the persons placed a gun to his head and made demands for his property. Fearing for his life, he handed over his gold chain which is valued at twenty thousand dollars and while doing so, the male person fired a single shot which caused a wound to the right side of Mister Griffith’s head. At this time, the injury is not life-threatening and he is in a stable condition.”



“Were all three men armed or was it just one of the three who came up and shot him in the head?”


Sr. Supt. Alden Dawson

“One of the three male persons was armed who fired the shot and caught Mister Griffith in the head.”



“And it was only his chain; that was the main object?”


Sr. Supt. Alden Dawson

“They demanded that he hand over what he had and upon doing so, he handed over the chain that he was wearing and the men fled the scene.”


Duane Moody

“Now sir, where is that investigation? Do police have any suspects detained?”


Sr. Supt. Alden Dawson

“Yes, two persons in custody at this time and the police investigation continues.”


But in the Cayo district, a Guatemalan national is in a critical condition at the Western Regional Hospital following a stabbing incident. Around nine o’clock on Monday night, seventy-year-old Timoteo Paz of Selena Village in the outskirts of the Spanish Lookout Community was stabbed multiple times on the body while socializing at Guanacaste Bar on the Spanish Lookout Road.

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