New Fortune Restaurant was the scene of a robbery which took place last Thursday night. 54-year-old Xinhui Zhang reported to police that three men entered the restaurant and one of them pointed a firearm at him while the other two men opened the cash register and stole seven hundred dollars. Police have since detained two persons in connection with the robbery.
ASP Alejandro Cowo – Head of CIB: “New Fortune Restaurant located at the corner of King Street and West Canal police arrested two persons for that robbery; one is Sherwin Santos a 20 year old Belizean from King Street and a minor for the crime of robbery. We analyzed the footage however we had a difficulty identifying the third persons because of the manner the person was dressed but we are still looking to see if we can identify that person in that video, the third one.”
Santos and the minor were charged with the robbery when they appeared today before Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser. Santos pleaded not guilty to the charge while the minor pleaded guilty. Chief Magistrate Fraser told the minor that she cannot sentence him until she receives a social inquiry report. In the meanwhile, she remanded Santos and the minor to Belize Central Prison until September seventh.