Crime / Weekend News

Police say thieves got away with $20,000 in cash and valuables

By Marion Ali, Reporter

Police have released the details of Thursday’s home invasion at the Budhrani’s reaidence at 63 Albert Street in Belize City and say that the thieves eacaped with about $20,000 in cash and valuables.

The men, dressed as BTL employees, went through the gate to the residence and called.out. When Vilma Rauda, 46, came to answer, one of the robbers said they were there to check the phone. Rauda, who has been on the job for only three months, let the men in and they bound her with duct tape and searched the house.  The men forced open a safe and a locker and stole $7,000 US , silver coins worth $3,000 and a nine millimeter pistol.

The home is that of Tara Rewachand Budhrani, 64, an Indian businesswoman. Police have not charged anyone.

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