Crime

Magistrate’s SUV stolen in Ladyville, burnt on Lake I Blvd

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

A magistrate’s SUV was stolen over the weekend in Ladyville, but her misfortune was compounded when police discovered that the stolen vehicle was then set on fire on Sunday morning closer to Belize City.

Police Crimes Investigations Branch (CIB) Chief, Assistant Superintendent Alejandro Cowo told the media that Magistrate Shanti Morrison, 34, reported shortly after 6:00 Sunday morning that sometime between 6:00 p.m., on Saturday evening and 5:30 Sunday morning, someone stole her white Ford Edge SUV worth $65,000, which she had parked on the street in front of her house in Ladyville.

A few hours later, at around 10:00 a.m., someone called police to report that a burnt SUV was on Lake I Boulevard in the Chetumal Street area off the Philip Goldson highway. Despite the fact that police say the vehicle was completely destroyed as were its VIN number and license plates, Magistrate Morrison was able to identify the vehicle as hers.

Police have no leads into who stole the vehicle, but their investigation continues.

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