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Aug 9, 2018

Minor and Luis Miguel Beaton Charged for Recent Robberies

Earlier this week we reported about the attempted robbery of Carlos Ortiz at his fruit shop on Coney Drive for which a man was detained. That suspect, Luis Miguel Beaton, was caught by police onboard a city bus, which is believed to be the means of transport used by the alleged culprit to escape from the scenes of a string of robberies on the north side of Belize City. Beaton and a minor have since been charged for aggravated assault, attempt robbery and kept unlicensed firearm. ASP Alejandro Cowo says that a second minor has also been identified as the culprit in the robbery of a tacos vendor, which occurred on the Philip Goldson Highway back in July.


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“Based on the investigation, police arrested and charged him for three crimes: one for aggravated assault, one for attempt robbery and one for kept unlicensed firearm.”



“Are you seeking any other suspect or is that the end of the investigation?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“No, we are seeking two more persons.”



“Anything about including a minor?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“A minor was detained. That other minor was arrested and charged likewise for the robbery of Griseldi Molina, the tacos lady which occurred on the eighteenth of July in front of the Shell office on the Philip Goldson Highway.”



“Are these guys organized? Is it one little group, a clique of criminals?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes we believe it is that same group that has been plaguing the north side of the city and their modus operandi is again scoping the areas that they want to hit and having a vehicle on standby waiting for them. There have been especially the north side, the police have set up several VCPs; at the Chetumal Bridge, Coney Drive and some parts of the Phillip Goldson Highway with the intent of checking especially the dollar vans and the dollars buses that travels or frequents the UB area, the Belama area as these are the same mode of transport that these criminal are using to move from one area to the other area.”

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