A gold chain snatcher was formally arraigned and charged in the Corozal Magistrate Court room this morning. 25 year old Pablo Alejandro Kumul, a resident of San Ignacio Town and another known address in San Pedro Town was slapped with one count of Theft. According to 27 year old, Estela Lopez domestic from Corozal town, on Monday night around 8:45 whilst on her way home on College road, a Hispanic male person dressed in a grey sweater and light brown pants and black cap of slim built approached her whilst walking and suddenly snatched her 10 karat gold chain valued at $400.00 Belize Dollars from off her neck and made good his escape.
Shortly after the incident and while Lopez was at the Corozal Police station making her report, police offices walked in with a male hispanic person in the same attire of her assailant. Lopez immediately identified the person to Police as her assailant who took away her gold chain. The gold chain was recovered from the accused and subsequently he was arrested and charged for the crime of THEFT. He appeared before Magistrate Hurl Hamilton and pled guilty. Kumul was fined $1,000.00 to be paid by February 28th of this year or in default face 10 months imprisonment. Upon checking Kumul’s records, officials noted that he had 3 previous convictions for possession of drugs in San Pedro Town and Corozal Town, respectively.
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