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Screen_Shot_2015-08-06_at_6.29.04_PMTonight this man, Christian Martinez of a Salvapan address, Belmopan, is spending his second night behind bars at the Corozal Police Station waiting to be charged at the magistrate court. Martinez is accused of robbing and beating a ten year old boy on Tuesday afternoon at around 12:58. While police believe Martinez did not act alone, they are yet to arrest his accomplice.


The ten year old boy told police that he and his 13 year old sister were in the area of Baeza’s Layout in Corozal when they were approached by two masked men, one of them wielding a machete.

While demanding money the criminal armed with the machete swung the weapon at the ten year old injuring him on the left arm and back of the head.


Today our Corozal Reporter spoke to the grandmother of the children who told us that they were just a stone’s throw away from home when the incident occurred.


Grandmother


“El Martes a las doce y media oí unos gritos y cuando salí a ver no bidé a nadie porque estaba alto el monte de haya entonces mi marido vino rápido y yo bidé que entro corriendo y jalo un machete y fue corriendo y me dijo anda a ver a los niños que lastimaron pero yo no sé quién era y yo me fui corriendo cuando yo llegue bidé a mi nieto que esta tirado en la orilla del camino desangrando en su mano y luego el empezó a gritar llevaron a mi hermana en el monte y yo le pregunte a donde allí mami allí y yo corrí y no la llevaron a ella la niña corrió para Miracle Bar y allí la auxilio la señora de Miracle Bar y cuando yo llegue ella está llorando y está temblando y me está gritando y yo agarre la abrase y ella vino me abrazo y me dice mami llévame porque le quieren agarrar hiha le dije no te va agarra nadie aquí estamos.”

 

Today the grandmother of the children pleaded to the authorities to patrol the area more frequently.


Grandmother


“Yo quisiera que haiga mucha vigilancia por aquí atrás ayer pasaron las policías andando preguntando y eso y yo le dije yo estoy muy agradecido por eso que hagan bien su trabajo porque es necesario acá a tras.”


As mentioned last night, the ten year old handed over $80.00 and his touch screen phone valued at $280.00 to his attackers. Christian Martinez is awaiting to be charged at the Corozal magistrate court for robbery and harm.

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