It appears thieves are targeting regular citizens more than the wealthy who have access to security systems and measures in place to combat crime. Perhaps that is why tacos vendors have been taken advantage of on several occasions in Belize City. The latest incident according to Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo, occurred in Belize City.
ASP Alejandro Cowo, CIB: “Tacos vendor. It happened about two and a half miles off the highway almost opposite Mirab. Ms.Daisy Molina a tacos vendor whilst she was selling at her stall she was approached by a male person who ordered some tacos. The male person left from the business and walked a little bit ahead and then came back. When she went to offer him the tacos he raised his shirt and showed her what appeared to be a firearm and demanded that she hand over what she had. As a result fearing for her life she handed over $300 in cash. The male person ran and made good his escape.”
While officers begin the investigation, the victim, according to businesses in the area, continued to work as per normal at the side of the street this morning.