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Oct 10, 2019

Gasoline Thief to Spend One Month in Jail

Nicholas Reyes

A fuel thief is serving a month-long sentence at the Belize Central Prison after he was busted stealing ten gallons of gasoline in San Pedro.  On Monday, twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Reyes was caught red-handed making off with a quantity of fuel belonging to Alfonso Wilshire.  Reyes was pursued by a pair of men whom he was able to slip.  But the entire incident was captured on surveillance camera and the video evidence was used against him in court earlier today.  The maintenance man from the Boca del Rio area appeared before Magistrate Khadeen Palmer this morning where he was read a single charge of theft.  Reyes told the court that a friend of his told him to take the gallons of fuel from the premises.  He further stated that as he was walking away with the two buckets of gas, a pair of men attacked him, one wielding a machete and the other with a bat.  He subsequently pleaded guilty to the offense.  It is not Reyes’ first conviction for a crime of dishonesty, as he has spent four months in prison for stealing gasoline.


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