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Aug 28, 2020

Armed Robbery on the Calla Creek/Santa Rosa Road

Chester Williams

Byron Manuel Guevara, a farmer in Bullet Tree Village, reported to police that armed robbers held him at gunpoint on Thursday night just after seven o’clock on the Pilar Road, just outside of the village.  Guevara was traveling in his two-door Toyota pickup, along with his wife, his five and thirteen-year-old children and granddaughter when the three armed men emerged from the bushes. The assailants were all using face coverings and one of them demanded money and the vehicle. Guevara handed over five hundred dollars and he and his family exited the truck. The robbers, believed to be Guatemalans, drove away. Police were called immediately and they were able to recover the vehicle. Commissioner Chester Williams tells us more.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Last night the police responded to the information of a robbery in the Pilar area and based on that the composite team which was assigned to the west went into the area with a view to see if they will be able to locate the robbers. From the information obtained from the complainant is that he was robbed of his vehicle by three individuals. When the police went into the area through a road that would lead to Guatemala, they saw a pickup truck going up a hill which would taken them into Guatemala and upon the police approaching, the individuals fired shots at the police and the police returned fire. They eventually abandoned vehicle and ran off into the bushes. Police remained and secured the area until assistance came in after which the area was properly searched and the individuals were not found. The vehicle was recovered and is now with the police in San Ignacio.”

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