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Aug 17, 2006

Arrests made in city robbery, Placencia boat death

One man has been charged in connection with the armed jacking of Chinese grocer, Ming Xian Wu. Nineteen year old, Delroy Matura today appeared before Magistrate Kathleen Lewis and has been charged with Robbery. On Monday, Ming, owner of Zheng Shop on Jane Usher Boulevard, reported to police that while she was at her store, three men robbed her at gun point, making off with fifteen hundred dollars in cash and other items. Matura, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, has been remanded to Hattieville prison until September twentieth. Belize City police are now looking for two other suspects in connection with this incident.

Also charged in Magistrate’s Court was thirty-eight year old Leon Rhamdas of Placencia. Rhamdas was captain of a boat that collided with another craft in the Placencia Lagoon, resulting in the death of Josefa Gomez. Rhamdas has been charged with Manslaughter by Negligence and Causing Death by Careless Conduct.

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