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Sep 22, 2020

Burglar Ends Up with Broken Leg in K.H.M.H.

Hilberto Romero

There was a burglary over the weekend in Belize City, but the robber didn’t get away nor did he go straight to jail; instead, he landed in the hospital.  The robber pried a window and entered the second floor of the building and then broke through the door to access the store on Magazine Road.  He stole an assortment of items and a small amount of cash, but police were already on to him.  He tried to get away from the cops and so he jumped from the building, but broke one of his knees. Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero has more on this latest robbery.


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Rajaul Islam, forty-years-old, reported that his store was broken into on Magazine Road between Saturday and Sunday and several items were stolen from the store. During the night on Saturday police respond to a burglary and they attempted to detain a male person who jumped off the building and as a result the male person received a broken leg. The person was identified as John Lars nineteen-year-old who was detained and is presently at the KHMH receiving treatment for the broken leg. Several of the stolen items were recovered in that area which had been removed from the store.”



“Were the police officers aware that he was on the roof and tried to get him down?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“When the police arrived in his attempt to flee he jumped off the building.”



“So, he was just a thief trying to escape?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes he was trying to escape from the police. Yes.”


Today, the accused robber was arraigned in court.

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