A family in the Kontiki Area of San Ignacio Town was traumatized over the weekend when three criminals forcibly entered their home. The home invasion occurred on Saturday night just after nine o’clock. According to the Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett the culprits later took off with the family’s SUV.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Police were called to the home of Ismael Lopez in the Kontiki are of San Ignacio where they learnt that shortly before 9:30 P.M whilst Mr.Lopez was at home with his four children they were approached by three Hispanic males who were armed and wearing masks who entered his home where himself and his children were bound whilst his home was ransacked and a number of items were stolen from him including his vehicle which was a grey Toyota 4Runner. At this point in time we cannot confirm whether or not they are Belizeans, they spoke Spanish but we cannot confirm whether or not they are Belizeans. The police has stepped up its operations in the those areas and we’re asking persons to secure their homes properly and vehicles because in most instances during these aggravated burglaries happening in the west those homes are either not secured at the time the incidents are happening or persons stepped out of their homes to retrieve something from their vehicles and that seems to be trend that is happening in that area.”