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Nov 4, 2019

Madison Furniture Robbed; Thief is Shot and Injured, but not Apprehended

There was armed robbery at Madison Furniture store on Constitution Drive in Belmopan on Saturday evening. Police say that it happened just before five that evening. Two armed men walked up to the store and entered where they robbed cell-phones and other personal belongings. Police say that one of the men was shot by someone with a licensed weapon in the area. While police have recovered some of the items that were found discarded in another area in Belmopan, they haven’t been able to track down the criminals. The man who was shot hasn’t turned himself in for treatment at any of the medical facilities.  ACP Joseph Myvett tells us more.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“It was reported to them by the sales clerk that shortly before five p.m., while she and two other employees were inside the business, they were approached by two dark male complexion persons one of whom was armed with a hand-gun and the other person was armed with a knife. They were robbed of personal belongings while the person with the firearm fired a shot and someone who was in the area who is the holder of a licensed firearm fired towards the culprits who made good their escape by running on foot. Later on the same evening, police were called to an area on Haulover Creek Street where some of items stolen during the robbery were recovered, including a white t-shirt with a bullet hole and blood stains recovered from the scene as well. So far all the medical facilities have been checked and no one fitting those descriptions had arrived at any at those facilities with any gunshot type injuries.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“The items stolen; are you able to share the value or what exactly was stolen?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Not the value but we know that several cell-phones and identification cards were recovered.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Is it believed that the persons who committed this crime are from here or outsiders?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“We don’t know that but we do know that Police were quick on the scene and patrols on the area may have caused these guys to have gone in this area where the items were found.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Any surveillance video from the area to assist?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“We are looking at that as we speak.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, there is or should be a criminal out there who is injured – was injured in that shooting?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Yes, we do believe so.”


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