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Dec 30, 2016

Retiree’s Friend Set Him Up to be Robbed

Omar Delgado

An ex-pat in San Pedro Town has been robbed by a pair of men whom he thought were his friends.  Sixty-five-year-old Gary Hamilton, a retiree of Sea Grape Drive, told police that on Wednesday night he was socializing with Omar Delgado, a construction worker of the San Mateo community.  The men were leaving from River Bar and were headed towards Boca del Rio Park when Hamilton stopped and sat on his bicycle.  During that time Delgado reportedly left and proceeded towards the beachfront, only to return moments later with another person who was unknown to Hamilton.  That individual, later identified as thirty-four-year-old Carlos Sedacey, then attacked the elderly man and grabbed him around the neck.  Delgado, he told police, then went into his pants pocket and relieved him of a cell phone, six hundred Belize dollars in cash and a pair of sunglasses, all to a total of six hundred and thirty dollars.  Hamilton’s attackers then demanded more money from him and when he could not produce the cash, Delgado allegedly punched him in the face and threatened him that if a report was made the pair would return for him.  Notwithstanding the threat, a police report was filed and Hamilton was later able to identify the assailants.  This morning, the duo appeared before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza where they both pleaded not guilty to robbery and wounding.  They were each offered bail in the sum of one thousand dollars, plus one surety.  At midday when the court was closed for the New Year’s weekend, neither man was able to meet bail.  Delgado and Sedacey are due back in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court on February twenty-seventh, 2017.

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