Crime

Stolen skiff recovered

Police have charged Napoleon Vicente, a Belizean boat captain; Holis White, 36, a Belizean mechanic, and Andy Codd, 27, with theft and handling stolen goods, after they allegedly stole a boat from Mr. Russell Gongora sometime between Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4.
Gongora told police that his maroon 23-foot fibreglass skiff, valued at $40,000, was stolen from behind his mother’s house at #475 Cedar Street, Belama Phase II, Belize City.
He searched and found the skiff moored behind River Bottom Bar on Regent Street West, but it was missing several items.
Police have recovered the 200hp Yamaha outboard engine and a 2-stroke engine, both valued at $10,000. They are still searching for several other items including a $800 black compass; a white Sony radio – valued at $1,000; 10 orange life vests worth $550; a black RYO battery, and a green canvas canopy worth $2,000.

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