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Sep 14, 2018

Teenage Robbers Caught Red-Handed by Belmopan Police

Two minors are in police custody pending charges of armed robbery. The two young men, one fifteen and another sixteen years old, believed to be from Belize City, were captured on camera holding-up the owner of Tai San Shop in Belmopan with a pellet gun. The robbery lasted for about a minute, before noon on Thursday, and the pair of thieves was detained by the police at the Belmopan bus terminal, attempting to return to the Old Capital. On them, police found a pellet gun, an assortment of items and an undisclosed amount of cash stolen from the grocery store. News Five’s Hipolito Novelo reports.


Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

At eleven nineteen on Thursday morning, security footage of Tai San Shop in Belmopan shows two male minors, one armed with what a seems to be a firearm, holding up the store owner, Junyoung Wu. One of the robbers pulls out the gun from his pants pocket. Wu is visibly shaken up. The first robber directs Wu away from the store’s counter while his partner in crime quickly makes his way behind the counter and steals the cash. Meanwhile, Wu is seen stooping on the floor, guarded by the first thief. Seconds after, three young girls enter the store; one quickly exits while the two others remain. The second perpetrator walks away from the counter, and leaves the grocery store. One of the girls quickly realizes that a robbery is in progress and pulls on her companion’s left arm, signaling her that they too need to leave the store. They waste no time and flee the store unharmed. Within seconds, the first perpetrator is seen with two bottles of rum. He grabs an item from the counter before rushing from the scene.


Supt. Henry Jemmott, O.C., Belmopan Police

There was a robbery on Garza Street of a Chinese business establishment. Quickly receiving the call, police swung into action. Members of the Clap Down Operation began combing surrounding the other streets. We got information that the persons had taken a cab so we posted people at the terminal. After making checks they saw the male persons fitting the description which were two minors.”


Believed to be Belize City residents, the teenagers were captured at the Belmopan Bus Terminal, attempting to return to the Old Capital. On them police found an amount of cash, a black pellet gun, two bottles of rum and one pack of cigarettes.


Supt. Henry Jemmott

“Further search of their bag also revealed that they had a firearm and a knife in their bag. After that they were arrested and escorted to the station.”


The minors are in police detention pending charges. Reporting for News Five, I am Hipolito Novelo.

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1 Response for “Teenage Robbers Caught Red-Handed by Belmopan Police”

  1. Fungus says:

    Chine man should have pulled out his real gun and should those fools..they come from bike city to do their crime and leave, not the first or last,,we need more swift actions like that ,,good job belmopan police.mv3e

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