The Belize Police Department says that they have noted an increase in robberies within the Belize District. ASP Alejandro Cowo, Head of the Crimes Investigation Branch in Belize City says the department has noted the upward trend since the start of the year and today he advised the public and the business community to remain vigilant.
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “It is a trend that we have been seeing that it has been developing for the past month or we can even say at the beginning of the year. Gradually it slowed down but it seems to be picking up. We on the department side want to encourage those business owners and the individuals themselves so that when they are walking on the street or doing their regular exercise or dealing with their business to be careful and to be observant as to who is beside them or who is behind them or who is coming. You must have your property, your belongings in a place where it is properly secured. Please do not walk on the street and you have your phone in your hand and you’re looking at your phone and not looking at what is ahead of you. That is what is causing a lot of these robberies.”