The Buttonwood Bay Nazarene Primary School on Coney Drive, Belize City, is tightening their security after the school was burglarized over the weekend. According to the Principal of the School, Amelia Bencomo, the school had locked up its gates and doors as per normal on Friday. Yesterday, she received a call to report to the compound where she found the doors for the main office and kitchen pried open.
Amelia Bencomo, Principal, Nazarene Primary School: “The teacher that found out that the school was broken into they were already here and so when I came I understood that the police had already came in to view what happened and so when I came I looked around and I noticed that the whole place was ransacked. There were books, receipts, all kinds of stuff on the floor. A variety of stuff including cash, projectors, laptops, kitchen items, and cash from the kitchen as well. So a total loss of about $7,000 in cash and then also we are thinking about the repairs that we’re going to do so we’re thinking roughly a cost of $10,000 in all, the whole value of what is going to transpire after the robbery. From this incident, I believe that it is a learning experience for us, it’s something that we had already thought about since we had already been looking into setting up some cameras in place. If you notice at the back on the side of the street right here adjacent to our school we have a whole portion there that is opened and it’s open to anyone wanting to come in and lurk about and maybe just come in to be enticed to break into the school so that’s a concern for us that we have been looking into.”
Police continue to investigate the incident.