One person is in police custody and authorities are looking for another following an armed robbery on Wednesday morning. The incident happened at Laker’s Mini Mart in Belize City around eleven forty yesterday morning. According to police reports, the cashier at the establishment Malcolm Mortis was accosted by two male persons, one of whom placed a knife to his neck and demanded his properties. The man with the knife described as being of Indian descent, reportedly searched Mortis’ and took away his cell phone and wallet. Mortis was then taken to the cash register and ordered to open it. The thief helped himself to an unknown amount of money. After the robbery, both persons fled the scene on separate bicycles. Police say that shortly after, the Indian descent person was caught on McKay Boulevard by Mortis and his uncle; but the other robber managed to escape. The person in custody is a minor and a resident of Alta Vista, Belize district. Authorities say they have recovered the stolen cell phone and wallet belonging to Malcolm Mortis, in addition to a silver-colored knife and a pair of scissors. These have all been labeled as exhibits as police investigations continue.
A burglary has been reported in Belize City. A thirty year old Belize City woman reported to police that sometime between September twenty second and yesterday morning, her house on Queen Charlotte Street was burglarized. The woman says that an assortment of items, including clothes, was stolen. Police investigations continue.
In another crime of dishonesty, a woman lost her cell phone when it was grabbed from her hands on Tuesday evening. Twenty year old Elia Lanza told police that she was at the corner of Youth for the Future Drive and Vernon Street around five forty five on Tuesday evening when the incident happened. Lanza says she had her head down about to text, when a man grabbed her phone, valued at one thousand four hundred dollars and rode off on a bicycle. Lanza describes her assailant as being of dark complexion, fat and has afro hair. Police investigations continue.
Santa Elena town businessman, thirty three year old Jonathan Lohr has reported a burglary of his house. According to Lohr, the burglary happened sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Lohr says that the thief or thieves made off with an assortment of tools and cement with an estimated value of two thousand dollars. Preliminary investigations indicate that the robbers gained entrance to the building by breaking the lock on the door of the unfinished house.<< Read other news