Investigations continue into yesterday’s broad daylight murder of businessman Abdul Aziz Mohamed Dib. Aziz was shot dead just after one o’clock yesterday afternoon inside the King Kabab Restaurant at number four Farmers Market in Belize city. According to police reports, Aziz was shot several times to the head, chest, abdomen and lower back. Police say that their initial investigation reveals that Aziz was with another man around a table when an unknown male person entered the restaurant and fired several shots fatally wounding Aziz. Police say they have retrieved a total of nine millimeter expended shells and three slugs from the scene.
There was an armed hold up in Belize City on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty five year old Abram Dyck reported to police that he was in front of number 136 Neal’s Pen Road when he was approached by two men, one of whom carried what appeared to be a nine millimeter pistol. Dyck says that the man with the fun ordered him to hand over his belongings. Fearing for his life, Dyck says that he put both of his hands up in the air and the men proceeded to search his pockets, relieving him of personal documents, a hundred dollars in cash, his cell phone and vehicle keys. Both men then rode off on separate bicycles making good their escape. Police investigations continue.
A nineteen year old Belize City man has reportedly been beaten up by someone who tried to steal his bicycle. Maynor Francisco Perez told police that he was walking on Wilson Street around ten fifteen yesterday morning, when as he approached the corner with Kelly Street, he was approached by a dark skim man who was riding from the opposite direction. Perez says that his assailant stopped in front of him causing him to get off his bicycle. When the thief demanded that Perez hand over his bicycle, Perez says that he refused and as a result he was beaten up. Authorities say that upon seeing the police approaching, the thief ran off onto Baymen Avenue making good his escape.
A boat has been reported stolen. Belize City mechanic Kelsie Bennett told police that his eight foot boat, valued at two thousand dollars was stolen from where it was moored at the Deep Water Port area. Bennett says the theft occurred sometime between Friday night and Monday morning. Belize City fisheries officer Eric Arzu has reported his car stolen. Arzu says the blue 1994 Oldsmobile car was parked in front of number eighty nine Prince Street when it was stolen sometime between Tuesday night and one thirty this morning. Police investigations continue.
A nineteen year old man and a minor have been detained in connection with the theft of construction material. Ewarth Sutherland told police that sixteen sheets of plywood and several pieces of two-by-four lumber were stolen from his unfinished house on Haulze Street. Police say they have so far recovered two sheets of the stolen plywood. A 19 years old man and a 13 year old minor of Belize City have been detained by police. Authorities are seeking a third person for the crime of theft.
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