By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter
A 28-year-old security guard who worked at A&R Enterprise Limited has been charged in connection with last week’s robbery at the establishment and has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison.
Leroy Ciego was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and was arraigned Monday before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith.
Ciego pleaded not guilty, but due to the nature of the offense he was remanded to prison until October 9, when he is to return to court again.
Last Wednesday, thieves, who robbed A&R just after closing time, made off with just over $12,000.
Sergeant Edwina Armstrong, head of CIB for Precinct Four, said the robbery was done by two armed masked-men. According to Armstrong, the establishment was closing when the thieves approached the security guard and put a gun to his side.
The security guard was ordered to go inside by the man who wore a stocking over his face and ordered all the employees to lie on the floor. According to Armstrong, the man made his way to the supervisor’s office and stole a plastic bag containing $9,084.66 cash in different denominations and a black and red Go brand cellular phone valued at $180.00.
The men also stole another cell phone, a gold ring valued at $350, and a gold bracelet valued at $450.
The thieves then ordered all the employees to go to the second floor. They ordered the supervisor to open a safe containing $1,969 and took another container with $1,225.
The men made off with approximately $12,279.31 in cash and about $1,230 in stolen items.
The men locked up the employees in the office and proceeded to make their escape from the scene.