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Sep 17, 2018

3 Men are Nabbed in a Foiled Home Invasion at Fantaxia Restaurant

There was a brazen home invasion at a popular restaurant in the Yabra area. On Sunday afternoon, the proprietors of Fantaxia Restaurant located on Queen Charlotte Street in Belize City were held up by three masked men, who carried a knife and two guns. The armed burglars proceeded to tie up an elderly woman and two others inside the restaurant located in proximity to Bismark Club.  Luckily, forty-three-year-old Zhong Qiang Zhu was in the bathroom; he realized that something was wrong when he heard his mother screaming and alerted police at a nearby checkpoint. , Police were quick to detain twenty-three-year-old Trevor Guy, twenty-four-year-old Tyron Guy, and twenty-three-year-old Leon Westby; all residents of the same area. Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo says that a nine millimetre pistol, a point three-eighty special revolver as well as masks and the loot were recovered from the scene. 

 

Alejandro Cowo

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

“They entered through the back of the building, through a door, and they tied up four of the persons who were inside the building. One of them managed to escape and as a result he alerted the police. The police check point that was in that immediate area responded along with another police mobile and upon arrival they observed three male persons fleeing from the building. They were captured and the police found two firearms, one in a lot adjacent to the building and one inside the building. There was some amount of cash, up to now we cannot ascertain how much, but it’s not a big amount; personal cell phones and small items. All of that was recovered from the three male persons the same day. Yes they were masked, the three of them; police also found the mask on the scene.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir these persons have been charged and taken to court?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Not as yet. It will either be tomorrow morning. It was a nine mm pistol and a thirty-eight revolver that were recovered from the scene.”

 

Trevor and Tyron Guy as well as Leon Westby will be charged for aggravated burglary and possession of an unlicensed firearm.


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