A pesero from Ranchito Village was the victim of a brutal assault and robbery that occurred in the wee hours of this morning.
Reports to CTV-3 news are that well-known money exchanger Everaldo Magana was leaving his home in Ranchito Village early this morning when he was ambushed by a group of three men. The men, who were armed, ordered that he hand over money that he had in his possession, and began to viciously assault him. We understand he suffered major injuries to his face and head. The robbers then left with an undisclosed amount of money.
We understand this is not the first time Magana has been targeted, and he is certainly not the only pesero who has been targeted in recent times. In May, two separate peseros in Corozal Town were robbed on the same day, minutes apart, with attackers getting away with over $40,000.