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Dec 21, 2009

Shooting and robbery at Santa Clara Village

Story PictureWhile no one was injured when the Toledo vehicle burst into flames, a robbery in the Corozal District over the weekend left a resident of Santa Clara Village hospitalized at the Northern Regional Hospital. Around six this past Saturday, thirty-five year old Caesar Canul, was returning home from a full day’s work—exchanging monies at the Santa Elena Border, when a band of masked robbers pounced on him as he entered his driveway. One of the them fired two shots hitting Canul in the left shoulder and lower back. The robbers then got away with his waist bag containing an undetermined amount of cash in various currencies and denominations. Deputy O.C. of the Corozal Police, Inspector James Moreira, says that police have since detained one person in connection with the incident.

Via Phone: Inspector James Moreira, Deputy O.C., Corozal Police
“Some time around six p.m. on Saturday, the nineteenth December, police were called out to Santa Clara village in respect to a shooting there. On their arrival there, it was reported to them by one Caesar Canul, a thirty-five year old Belizean money exchanger. On his arrival home, he was about to exit his vehicle. He was then approached by four male persons who were dressed in dark clothing. During that process one of his assailants fired two shots which caught him on the left shoulder and the lower back. And as a result of that they took his waist bag which contained an undetermined amount of money.”

Duane Moody
“Has the police detained anyone as yet with regards to this crime?”

Via Phone: Insp. James Moreira
“The police have one person detained in respect to that investigation.”

While Canul is still fighting for his life in the hospital, police say they are following all leads in connection with the shooting.

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