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Robbed, kidnapped and left tied to a tree

A US national was robbed, abducted and left tied to a tree on Monday night. 71 year old Judith Classen is still recuperating from a terrifying experience after two men broke into her home in Cotton Tree Village, Cayo District. The men stolen her vehicle and laptop and after tying her up, abducted her and left her tied to a tree in Mahogany Heights, along the George Price Highway. She was found by residents of the area and taken to the police station to file a report. Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino says police are looking for two persons of interest.

Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino, C.I.B, Belize City: “Sometime about 10pm on Monday two persons entered her home tied her up and placed her in the trunk of her car and took her to that area where she was located. Stolen is a 1996 Geo Prizm; that vehicle has not been recovered as yet.”

Hipolito Novelo: Has she sustained any injuries and do you have any suspects?

Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino, C.I.B, Belize City: “She has minor injuries to her arms, we have two persons of interest.”

Hipolito Novelo: Detained?

Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino, C.I.B, Belize City : “We are looking for two persons of interest.”

Hipolito Novelo: Did she mention any sort of talks or conversation with the perpetrators and herself in this kidnapping.

Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino, C.I.B, Belize City : “Not that I can say at this time.”

Hipolito Novelo: Was she able to positively identify her attackers?

Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino, C.I.B, Belize City : “That information is with the investigators and we will work on any information she has given us, given the investigators with that case. Additionally there was one laptop I believe was taken in that and nothing else apart from that.”

Hipolito Novelo: Did you mention that these persons were armed?

Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino, C.I.B, Belize City: “No I did not mention that.”

 

Classen has been living in Cotton Tree Village for eleven years.