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Dangriga police searching for robbers turned killers
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Dangriga police searching for robbers turned killers

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Four robbers turned  killers  are on the run in Belize City after they killed a Good Samaritan, who had stopped to offer them assistance on the Coastal Road early Monday morning. On May 15, at 1:26 p.m., police visited the scene of a traffic accident […]

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Chinese businessman robbed of $38,000 cash

By Michelle Sutherland   San Ignacio police have three suspects detained for questioning in relation to an armed robbery of a Chinese businessman that occurred early Monday morning in that jurisdiction.   Wei Bin Chen, the 60-year-old proprietor of Chen’s Supermarket was robbed of $38,000 in cash at around 8:10 […]

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Armed robbery in Bella Vista

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter An armed robber disturbed the peace in the usually quiet Bella Vista village, in Toledo late Wednesday evening when he held up and wounded a female cable company clerk. The daring gunman targeted Charlton Cable Company’s office at 3:25 p.m., on May 10, seizing a […]

Multiple persons injured in three car pile up
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Multiple persons injured in three car pile up

By Michelle Sutherland   A three car pile up that occurred on the Philip Goldson Highway on Sunday night has left several persons recovering from varying injuries while investigators are looking for the occupants of the third vehicle who fled the scene.   On May 7, sometime after 9:43 p.m., […]

Motorcycle fatality claims life
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Motorcycle fatality claims life

By Michelle Sutherland     Around 7:00 on Monday morning police found the body of 51-year-old Anselmo around the Go Slow curve in Georgeville village.   It is believed that sometime after midnight Caliz was heading in the direction of Belmopan when he lost control of his motorcycle and ran […]

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Two charged for kidnapping, robbery

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   A kidnapping and robbery last week ended up blowing up in the culprits’ faces when their victims freed themselves and quick police work resulted in nabbing three of the assailants red-handed.   Elio Lopez, 44, and Jason Espinoza, 23, face three counts of ‘kidnapping’ […]

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Rape charge for Magistrate

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, has directed the police to levy a charge of rape against a magistrate assigned to the south. The investigation against him started when the alleged victim made the report around mid-April.  The file was forwarded to the […]

Prime suspect in double murder to be charged with theft
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Prime suspect in double murder to be charged with theft

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The prime suspect in the double murder of Canadian real estate agent, Francesca Matus, 52, and her American boyfriend, Drew DeVoursney, 36, both residents of Corozal, will be charged on Friday but for another crime in the southern jurisdiction. The suspect, whose name will be […]

Infant girl crushed by Bowen & Bowen delivery truck
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Infant girl crushed by Bowen & Bowen delivery truck

By Michelle Sutherland   A 3-year-old baby girl died after being crushed by a Bowen and Bowen delivery truck early Tuesday morning in Orange Walk Town.   The accident occurred on Liberty Avenue, at 8:15 a.m. on May 2 and claimed the life of Lindsey Babb, who was on her […]

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Two minors drown over weekend

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor     Two young persons drowned over the Labour day weekend, within close proximity of the Agriculture Show Grounds where tens of thousands of people attended, including the two victims.   The drownings occurred on Sunday afternoon – the first of which claimed the life […]