A woman of Cotton Tree Village, Cayo District reported that her house was broken into and ransacked by police officers. According to Maude Blancaneaux the incident occurred at around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon when she left her house to go out with her two children. It was while she was away that the thieves chose to break into her home and were reportedly caught on surveillance cameras. According to Blancaneaux the culprits are two police officers.
Maude Blancaneaux, Homeowner: “Apparently police came to my home -this is what I understand from my neighbors- police came to my home, my gate was locked, they took down the gate, they came inside went to the back door where my room is broke down the door – I have pictures and everything as well- they broke down the door, came in through my room walked in my house, covered the surveillance camera that I have in my living room with a cloth I took pictures of that as well and I don’t know what they did in my house. Three of the rooms were ransacked, my cash pan was broken into $6,000 plus dollars was missing out my cashpan. It’s money I had there that I’m doing a little construction in the same yard on the same house that I’m putting on a little addition with. My daughter’s laptop was broken, my tablet was on my bed that is broken up as well and from the understanding that I got it’s police officers the SB branch in Belmopan. The camera picked up the police mobile when it parked in front of my yard because I have three surveillance cameras outside. Yesterday when I went to report it because I went to Roaring Creek Police Station two police officers that were in Roaring Creek yesterday evening they had an attitude, one of them told me get the F out of their face and I left. I went to Belmopan station last night I reported it to a “W” she didn’t take a statement but she told me where to go and make the report this morning because the place was already closed yesterday evening.”
Blancaneaux believes that this was a targeted attack. She added that she had a dispute with one of the officers a few months prior to the incident.
Maude Blancaneaux, Homeowner: “When it comes to this officer a couple months ago, because I have a one year old baby and I had a C section, a couple months ago this same officer came to my house and stomped open my door. I was standing behind my door when I asked him for a search warrant, he didn’t have a warrant so now I’m thinking that this is more personal. He did not have a warrant when he came to my house a couple months ago and I was standing behind the door he stomped open the door and part of my face got damage and my hand. I went to the police station and they gave me a medico form, I went to the hospital the doctor filled out the medico form as harm. I didn’t press charges against it was just a warning and that’s the same officer that came back with his strike team and did this now and broke into my home. It’s trespassing, it’s burglary, it’s breaking and entering, it’s damage to property and it’s theft.”
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