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Mar 21, 2012

US national attacked; this time in San Pedro

Police on Ambergris Caye are investigating a report of an attack on a retired American national living on the island. The incident occurred shortly before four o’clock on Wednesday afternoon in the Palmero Point Area of the island, some nine miles north of San Pedro Town. The victim is sixty-nine year old Doug Robertson, who is originally from the state of Vermont USA. Robertson was alone when he was attacked. He reportedly told police that he was sitting behind a desk when he was hit on the head, he fell but his attacker continued hitting him on the head and face.   Robertson was taken to the San Pedro Poly-Clinic II where he received medical attention for a large cut wound to the back of his head and abrasions to several parts of his head and face. Robertson told police that his wife and her sisters were walking their dogs on the beach when the attack occurred. It was not until Robertson’s wife returned almost an hour later that they found him lying in a pool of blood. Robertson told police that they are concerned for their safety since it is not the first time they have been targeted. Robertson and his wife, who have been living in Belize for over six years, are well known in the area. Police believe the motive was robbery since two cellular phones and a watch were stolen.

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4 Responses for “US national attacked; this time in San Pedro”

  1. Storm says:

    Just what our tourism industry needs.

    Whether the victim is foreign or Belizean, we need to punish violent criminals HARSHLY.

    Crime must not pay in the Jewel!

  2. Rod says:

    Gooooooooooooooooooooo Udp . So many rats on the island now.

  3. Seletar says:

    Don’t forget the great publicity we are getting from the pirates that attacked tourists a few days back, raping one woman, and stabbing 2 more visitors.

    We have a new Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, starting with a clean slate.


  4. Jukdog says:

    ROD stuck on stupid…crime n criminals deh bout all year round regardless of who’s in power…everybody has a roll to play..other than politics clown…OUR country we the dael with ..tiad of the political clowns…MEK WE DEAL WITH BELIZE !

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