An off duty police officer was beaten and robbed of his firearm along the entertainment strip in Belize City. But it seems the gun should have been turned in at the end of his shift. Yesterday, Ashley Haylock appeared unrepresented before Senior Magistrate, Aretha Ford where he was read two criminal offense of theft and common assault for robbing Police Constable Mark Martinez on Saturday night. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams say the department will examine why Constable Martinez was still in possession of the government issued weapon.
In addition to being charged for stealing a Taurus brand 9 mm pistol valued at $2,800.00, Haylock he was charged with one count of common assault He was denied bail and remanded him into custody until May 13, 2019.