On Sunday February 14th at around 1:30 pm, Officer Commanding the Orange Walk Police Formation, Assistant Superintendent Selvin Tillett while on a trip to Benque Viejo Del Carmen was robbed of his white 2014 Mazda Pick-up truck.
Tillett reported that on Sunday he and his son-in-law were in the vehicle parked in front of his house located on Humble Street at Lomas Del Rodeo Benque Viejo Town when he saw 2 Hispanic male persons in their late 20's or 30's walking on the street.
Tillett stated that when he opened the driver side door, he saw one of the men pointing a black handgun at him and asked for the truck. According to Tillett, the two male persons then got in the vehicle and drove off, heading towards the direction of Arenal Village, he followed the stolen vehicle as far as Arenal Village but it had already went into Guatemalan territory.
The vehicle has since been recovered, no one has been charged in relation to the robbery and the matter is still under investigation.