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May 31, 2022

Two Belize City Men Arrested for Downtown Robbery

Twenty-two-year-old Shawn Humes and twenty-three-year-old Selvin Waight have been arrested and charged for robbing a store in downtown Belize City.  The men entered Midtown Store on Saturday afternoon where they proceeded to holdup Layas Ahmed, the proprietor, at gunpoint. The incident was captured on surveillance footage inside, as well as outside of the establishment. On Monday, Communications Director Fitzroy Yearwood provided additional details.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, BPD


“This happened on Saturday around 3:25 p.m. We know that two persons forced him into the back area of his store and relieved him of an undisclosed amount of cash. The owner of the store Layas Ahmed, thirty-two-years-old, has since made an official report but he is stating that one of the assailants pointed a gun at him and demanded that he open the bars.  I am certain you know that they don‘t allow people to go into that store to shop, but that person pointed a gun at him and then the other one came and assisted.  They searched the cash draw and then he was taken to where they believe he had his stash, and yes, they relieved him of a large amount of cash.  We have processed that scene and we believe that the assailants are from not too far from that area .  We do have persons wanted for it.  I know that we are looking for one Shawn Humes and Selvyn Waight and Zerrick Ramos. Actually, we are looking for three persons because the third person waited outside.”


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