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Aug 18, 2017

Bowen Distribution Center Robbed; 2 Detained

The distribution center of Bowen and Bowen located at Slaughterhouse Road in Belize City was robbed on Thursday night. The brazen robbery occurred before eight o’clock and involved four masked men. Of the four, two were armed; they held up personnel and proceeded to carry out the heist which netted them as much as twenty-five thousand five hundred and ninety-four dollars in cash.  According to sources, the robbery was quickly executed and the men then fled in a boat heading up the Belize River towards the Belcan Bridge. Police have detained two employees and are holding them at the Queen Street police station. The relative of the one of the persons in detention spoke to News Five saying she became concerned when her son did not come home from his two to eleven o’clock shift.


Daphne Grant

Daphne Grant, Mother of Detainee

“Mawning come and we get a wakeup call; Daphne get up out of your bed; they rob Bowen and Bowen and gunman supposedly gone with your son. I jump out of my bed and I reach Bowen and Bowen; I noh even know, I just jump up. When I reach there, they brakes me dah the gate.  I ask them to make I talk to the boss or whosoever fi make somebody ease my heart. But I can’t go in, procedures, I can’t go in.  The security they weh fi deh deh last night…the one weh fi deh in there fi hear gunshot or whatever to defend dehn cause you deh deh fi secure them in there. Now the security noh tell me nothing…he di push me from the gate. So I tell ahn I need fi know weh happen to my son because I get a wakeup call that gunman gone with my son. Anyways, we get wah lee call again and say that ih deh dah station. We gone dah station and instead of the police dehn deal with yo like people, dehn deal with yo like animal.  My son dah noh know thief. My son graduate last year or year before, but yo get wah education and yo still can’t get wah job and I dah wah struggling mother and I make sure dehn get dehn education. And they done know I noh want nothing bad happen to them from weh happen to my son. And dehn dah noh somebody weh deh out deh ina di street di chance nobody. The pay might small, but mi son happy about ih job. So if you say dah wah robbery happen and you need fi question dehn fi whatever, I understand, but you noh need fi tell dehn you wah lock dehn down for forty-eight [hours] pending investigation. He noh do no robbery.”

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