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Apr 11, 2022

Police Providing Free Escorts to Delivery Services

Chester Williams

There are increased reports of robberies at stores, and several cargo trucks have been targeted by armed robbers. The ComPol says that as a department, they are providing free police escort within municipalities in an effort to deter these crimes.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police, Belize Police Department

“The robberies have been a pain in the butt, I must say, and we have advised these business establishments that do delivery that when they want to do delivery contact us. We are going to provide free police escort for you, providing that it is within the same area. If you need to go out-district and do delivery, then you can hire police to go along with you. But if you are in Belize City, you need to do delivery within Belize City or in Belmopan within Belmopan or San Ignacio within San Ignacio. We are going to provide free delivery security for you. It is being done with a view to help to avoid these incidents. We rather help to prevent than having to investigate. So I want the business places to take advantage of the opportunity that we are giving them to use the services we are offering them free of cost to make sure they can do their delivery without getting robbed. And we have seen in some of these incidents where it is inside job. The same people on delivery truck are the ones setting up these robberies.”


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