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Aug 28, 2008

Second suspect detained for robbery of football coach

Story PictureEarlier this month former coach of the national football team, Palmiro Salas, was in our newscast lamenting that he was shortchanged by the FFB for the training of the Belize National Team. Salas’s money problems got worst last Thursday when he was robbed by two young men in Belize City. On Wednesday police detained the second of the two accused robbers and today nineteen year old Edwin Moody Jr. was charged with robbery in Magistrates’ Court. Moody pleaded not guilty to the charge and was offered bail of four thousand dollars. The second man being held for the robbery is Javier Yearwood, who is on remand after he was charged last Friday and was unable to meet his bail.

Forty-four year old Salas reported to police that while walking on Victoria Street on August twenty-first, he was attacked by two young men. The robbers allegedly punched him in his face, before robbing him of his waist bag containing one thousand five hundred dollars and his cell phone. Police reports are that when they searched Yearwood not long after the incident, they found two hundred and eighty-four dollars on him. The case has been adjourned until September twenty-fifth.

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