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noimageOver the past weeks the district of Corozal has seen an increase in burglaries and all indications are that the rate will just increase even though Corozal Police has been working overtime the reduce the numbers. The reality is that criminals are on the prowl waiting for the right moment to make their move. And that is exactly what they did on the morning of January 2nd 2015 as they burglarized a residence in Cristo Rey Village, Corozal.

Between the hours of 8:00am and 11:00am on January 2nd, 49 year old Sonia Alamilla and her husband Alfonso Alamilla were not at home proving an opportune time for robbers to pay them an unwanted visit.

Stolen from the residence were 2 gold medals valued at $120.00bcy, 1 gold double link bracelet valued at $300.00bcy and 1 pair of gold earrings with leaf designs valued at $60.00bcy.

Determined to recover his items, Alfonso Alamilla began making checks and upon doing so found a male person, who fitted the description of the one who entered his home, highly under the influence of alcohol at the junction of San Pedro Village and the Phillip Goldson Highway.

Alfonso apprehended the individual who was later identified as 30 year old Elton Coba, Belizean cane famer of Louisville Village, Corozal District.

A search of Coba’s person led authorities to the stolen items and he was arrested and charged for burglary. Coba appeared before Magistrate Hurl Hamilton this morning where he pleaded guilty to the crime of burglary and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. 

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