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Jun 13, 2019

Search Continues for Trio as Investigations Continue into Armed Burglary

Police also gave an update on the armed burglary at the Solid Waste Transfer Station in Belize City. As we had reported on Monday, a group of persons targeted the establishment, formerly known as the dumpsite at mile three on the George Price Highway. The security guard was tied up and the armed burglars entered the office and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a safe; they also escaped with a number of office equipment. Their escape, however, turned into a police shootout and vehicle chase after which the driver of the vehicle, Erwin Castillo, was detained. His accomplices escaped into bushes in the area of Krooman Road. Castillo has since been charged for robbery and burglary.

 

Reporter

“What has become of the other suspects that had alighted the vehicle and escaped into the nearby bushes, a distance away from where the incident actually took place?”

 

Alejandro Cowo

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

“We have a basic description of them and police are looking for them at this moment. It was three of them that fled the vehicle so police are looking for those three persons.”

 

Reporter

“Mister Castillo will not be facing charges for allegedly firing at police?

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“He was not the person who fired at the police. It was the three persons that fled from the vehicle that fired at the police whilst police were pursuing them.”

 

Reporter

“Do you have a name for those individuals?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“No, we don’t have a name, but we have an idea more of less of the persons.”

 

Duane Moody

“They’re from a particular area in the city sir?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes.”

 

Duane Moody

“And is it believed that they may be the persons responsible for other aggravated burglaries in the city?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes, we do believe yes.”


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