Yesterday we reported to you that Police Constable William Woodeye who was shot at on Mapp Street Belize City. The Police Officer was not shot but while avoiding the gunshots he collided into another vehicle and fell off his motorcycle. Today, Superintendent Alejandro Cowo, confirmed that the incident was in connection with a robbery that occurred on Nurse Seay Street.
Supt.Alejandro Cowo, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “What we have gathered is that police was dealing with a robbery that was taking place somewhere by Simon Lamb Street and the vehicle is suspected to have fled from that location and it was the same time that Mr.Woodeye was taking a turn from Freetown into Mapp Street when he came in contact with this vehicle. He was just leaving from ITVET compound and going in the same direction that the vehicle was escaping. It was about a quarter to two, police responded to a robbery on Nurse C Street whereby two male persons entered a business and they held the proprietors at gunpoint and they stole from them a small amount of cash, thereafter they fled in that same vehicle that I had described earlier, a black or blue in color SUV type vehicle.”
Police are now in search of a black or blue in colored SUV that was involved in the shooting and the robbery.