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Police Cracks Diplomat’s Home Invasion Case Wide Open

Over the weekend Police has made several more arrests in connection with the aggravated burglary that occurred in Burrell Boom. This is  the second time in ten years the home of the Honorary Consul General for Lebanon to Belize, 77-year-old, Sarkis Abou- Nehra, was invaded last week and the caretaker’s wife was said to have been sexually assaulted. Senior Superintendent Edward Boaster gave an update.


“In follow up to the aggravated burglary in the Burrell Boom area, we have, over the weekend, arrested Paul Jex Sr, 42 years; Anthony Smith 24 years old; Paula Gentle 20 years and two other minors for the crime of handling stolen goods where we recovered a flat screen television.”

Police say they are looking for one person of interest, an affiliate of George Street in connection with the incident. Police stop and seized his car yesterday that was occupied by forty two year old Anthony Garbutt and thirty four year old Kingsley Cadle who were arrested and charged for unlicensed firearm.


“Rural Rapid Response yesterday intercepted a black Infinity QX4 with license plate BC46386 belonging to Carlos Abraham who is a person of interest in the aggravated burglary in Burrell Boom. At the time the vehicle was occupied by Kingsley Cadley, 34 years and Anthony Garbutt , 42 years. When our Rural Rapid Response pulled the vehicle over the occupant threw a firearm out the window which was a .22 revolver. They recovered five live rounds and one expended shell. Apparently the firearm was recently fired because the shell and the firearm were warm.”

Honorary Consul General for Lebanon to Belize, Sarkis Abou- Nehra was not in the country during the burglary. Cadle appeared in court where he pleaded guilty to the firearm charges and was sentenced to five years.