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Orange Walk Police are tonight looking for two persons believed to be responsible for the midday robbery of a Western Union Branch here in Orange Walk Town.


The robbery occurred this afternoon at around 12:15 when 2 men entered the establishment, one of them armed with a firearm, and held up one employee and two customers.


Screen_Shot_2016-07-18_at_8.01.34_PMJose Mendez – Inspector of Police, Orange Walk


“Today we receive information of a robbery in progress at Western Union at Belize/Corozal Road address where the police visited the area where the cashier Ortiz reported that the establishment was robbed at gun point.  Based on information received we are seeking for two individuals at this moment, police at still following all leads gathered and we hope by the end of today or tomorrow we suppose to also have positive information as to the suspects.”


According to Inspector of Police, Jose Mendez, after robbing the establishment and customers of a large amount of cash, the robbers made good their escape amidst the heavy downpour.


Jose Mendez – Inspector of Police, Orange Walk


“The establishment itself was robbed of five hundred dollars and one customer who was at the establishment at the time was robbed of eight hundred dollars.”


Police do not suspect that the robbery was a targeted hit and continue their investigations into the matter.

 

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