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police_corozalTonight, Corozal Police have made an arrest in connection to the brazen, daylight, armed robbery of a Mexican businessman inside the Corozal Free Zone. Authorities in that municipality say that they arrested and charged a resident of San Andres Village. Officer commanding Corozal Police is Superintendent Andrew Ramirez who told us more.


Andrew Rarmirez – OIC Corozal Branch


“We have made arrest in relation to the robberies however no properties have been recovered; we have arrested one Benigno Loria and an Israel Rancharan for conspiracy to commit the crime of robbery. We are still seeking the two main persons who executed the crime itself; remember conspiracy is just basically two or more persons agreeing to commit crime acting together for the common purpose and in this case it would be robbery.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter


“Has these guys been taken to court?”


Andrew Rarmirez – OIC Corozal Branch


“Yes, they have been taken to court where they were offered bail by the magistrate in the sum of $15,000.00 and the case has been adjourned until the 15th of May 2014.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter


“Have they met bail?”


Andrew Rarmirez – OIC Corozal Branch


“Up to now, I cannot confirm that information.”


As we reported on Tuesday, 48 year old Mexican businessman, Ricardo Villasenor was held at knifepoint by two men who robbed him of 1.25 million pesos, which is equivalent to $208 thousand Belizean dollars. The perpetrators were able to pull off the heist and escape before Belize police were called.

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