Early morning robbery in old capital

Posted: Monday, February 22nd, 2016. 5:06 p.m. CST

armed-robberyBy BBN Staff: Salvadoran National and 43 year old owner of “Esmeralda’s Used Clothing” on Queen Street in Belize City, Saida Ventura, reported to police that on Friday morning around 9:35, an armed man entered her business place then stole cash and items to a total value of $770.

Ventura told officers that a dark complexion male person with a firearm, demanded money as she was helping a customer and when they refused to hand over their possessions to the robber, he locked them in a storeroom, threatening to shoot them if they came out.

The assailant then stole $200 in cash and an assortment of electronic items. Police are investigating.

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