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Oct 31, 2012

Accomplices shoot fellow thief for declining to commit robbery

There is no honor amongst thieves and that old adage was proven true once again on Ambergris Caye. Three men conspired to participate in an armed robbery and assault, but one of the men got cold feet. But instead of simply parting ways peacefully, the other two tried to kill Derrick Rivers of San Pedro Town. Public Relations Officer for Police Department, Raphael Martinez told us more.


Raphael Martinez, Police Press Officer

Raphael Martinez

“At approximately eleven-thirty on Tuesday, the thirtieth of October, twenty-four year old Derrick Wellington Rivers of San Juan Area in San Pedro ran into the police station where he was seen with two apparent gunshot wounds—one to his forehead and the other to the right arm. Initial investigations revealed that Rivers along with two other men from San Pedro were plotting to rob a business place, but when Rivers reportedly changed his mind and that caused one of his would-be-partners to shoot him; allegedly. He was taken to the San Pedro Polyclinic and was later transferred to the K.H.M.H. where he is listed in a stable condition. One man has been detained for the shooting.”

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3 Responses for “Accomplices shoot fellow thief for declining to commit robbery”

  1. Rod says:

    Wow San Pedro the get as bad as the city these people need to start being hung by the neck hang all murderers.

  2. Abi says:

    San Pedro is no longer safe. I work at a Resort and all the time poor tourists are getting parking tickets. why can’t the police do their job just like the traffic officers? instead they target the people with minimum threat. You walk to town and you can know who the vagabunds are. Everyday you see them out by central park at night harrassing the tourists. even during the day you see these guys. If we can tell who they are, why is it so difficult for the police to see it? Why are they not patrolling the beach at night? You can see the hustlers walking the beach from Phoenix to holiday hotel. We have the people to do the job but they are just not doing it!

  3. Storm says:

    Abi, maybe it’s time for the San Pedranos to patrol the island instead of depending on the police. The formation in San Pedro is probably the worst in the country, a big joke. is a good place for concerned citizens to learn how to protect their community. That group gives FREE advice and help.

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