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Anatomy of a City Robbery

A shop near Coney Drive in Belize City was robbed over the weekend. Though there were several cameras in and outside the establishment, and that did not deter the criminals. Love News examined the scene and brings you the anatomy of a typical robbery that you would hear about on our daily newscast.

Jose Sanchez: “Good Fortune Restaurant on Blue Marlin Boulevard had the misfortune of being robbed. On Saturday night a dark colored car pulled up on Cottonwick St. adjacent to the Boulevard and the store. Two males got out and headed around the corner to the store when the car turned around to avoid the Boulevard and the cameras. The two males wearing baseball caps walked in: one brandishing a firearm. He instantly robbed a customer of her belongings. The other male simultaneously throws a red drawstring bag to the shopkeeper to put in the daily sales. The gunman then stands guard at the shop entrance to the restaurant and as the money bag is filled they both then exit towards the car and driver who are waiting around the corner. Shortly after the incident the Police arrived…”

Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino C.I.B Eastern Division: “On Saturday sometime around 7:45 PM Police responded to a robbery at Good Fortune on Blue Marlin Drive. Upon arrival Police spoke to the owner at the time Mr. Fue Yeng who reported that whilst at the establishment two male persons entered the building and that one was armed with a firearm and proceeded to rob the establishment of about $400 in different denominations. A customer was inside of the establishment at the time and she was robbed of her personal belongings: cash, etc. That amounted to $600 in different denominations. Police are investigating the matter. No one is detained and we have two persons of interest that we are looking at.”

Jose Sanchez: “It is the third time that Good Fortune has been robbed and the Police say they have not received a formal report. Jose Sanchez for Love News.”

In the past few weeks, the police caught armed men fleeing from them while firing shots on Coney Drive. The area is highly trafficable, therefore that is why it is believed the three men used Cottonwick Street in an attempt to hide the getaway vehicle.