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Men held up and robbed on Highway

Police in Corozal are investigating the armed robbery of two employees of Escuela Secundaria Tecnica Mexico. Twenty-two-year-old Finance Assistant, William Mendoza, reported to police that at around 3:25 pm yesterday, he left the school compound with the principal, 73-year-old Carlos Castillo, en route to deposit monies at a bank in Corozal Town. According to Mendoza, when they were between miles 77 and 78 on the Phillip Goldson Highway, the Navy Blue Ford F150 pickup truck which they were in began experiencing mechanical problems. The duo pulled to the side of the road to examine the vehicle, and it was then Mendoza says that a man appeared with a machete in hand. That man reportedly placed the machete to Mendoza’s neck and demanded monies. The robber forced Mendoza to the front passenger seat, hitting him on his back. Principal Castillo was robbed of a cell phone and the thief threatened to do more harm. At that point, Castillo handed over a school bag containing eight thousand, six hundred and sixty-seven dollars and sixty-six cents which were profits made from the school cafeteria.