sp_murder2The crime wave has trickled into the premier tourist destination of San Pedro Town as today a taxi man on duty was killed execution style inside his taxi cab. San Pedro police say they are investigating the murder of 42 year Jose Rigoberto Beltran after they were alerted by neighbours in the San Juan Area of a gunshot heard in that vicinity shortly after 9:00am. Police responded to the area around 10:15am and saw a grey taxi cab parked in a feeder road in the San Juan Area. Upon further checks, Beltran was seen with his hands tied between the two front seats of the vehicle with a single gunshot wound to the back of the head. Beltran was a taxi driver of the San Pedro Airstrip Taxi Union and was a resident of the DFC area. Island cops say at this point, they have not ascertained a motive but are looking at robbery and a drug related angle. Five people have been detained and statements are being taken. So far, no arrests have been made. Residents say Beltran was a cordial, friendly and reliable taxi operator of the island.

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