Three Corozal men are tonight behind bars at the Kolbe Foundation while the man believed to be the mastermind of a robbery in Corozal walked free after he was granted bail after appearing in front of Magistrate Hurl Hamilton today.
Samir Vivas, Josmer Monima and Keith Bennett, were denied bail after pleading not guilty to the robbery that transpired on the 15th of March 2014 and are to appear back in court on the 24th of June.
The men were denied bail since they are being investigated for other robberies. On the other hand, the man believed to have orchestrated the robbery, Corwin Bennett, who pleaded guilty, was offered bail of $5,000 plus a surety of the same amount and with the condition to report to the Green Street Police Station in Belize City every Monday and Friday.
If you recall, on March 17th, we reported on a robbery that occurred at knife point in which 17 year old Marielena Gilharry and Adolfo Medina were approached by two male persons of dark complexion who were riding beach cruisers. Both men had on warm caps and were dressed in black shirt and black pants.
One of the men took out a knife and told the couple to hand over their belongings. At that time a gold chain was ripped off Gilharry’s. Fearing for her life, Gilharry also handed over a number of other items to the men including three gold rings. As for Medina his cell phone was taken from him.
In relation to this case police investigations als0 led to the detention of 26 year old Elba Gonzales and a 16 year old female minor.
CTV3 news understands that both females were arrested and charged for handling stolen goods, of which Magistrate Hurl Hamilton had offered them bail of $1,500 plus surety of the same amount for the minor and for Gonzales bail was offer to a total of $3,000.00 plus a surety of the same amount. Both were to appear back in court on May 22nd 2014.
Of note is that Corwin Bennett is no stranger to the law, he was acquitted of a murder charge on March 5th after being on remand for more than 4 years. He had been accused of the January 12th 2011 murder of Kraal Road leader, Raymond "Killa" Gentle. He was thought to be one of two men who either shot or accompanied the shooter when Gentle was killed.
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