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More information emerge about rape case in Placencia village

Placencia village (Stann Creek district)

Placencia village (Stann Creek district)

Placencia village
(Stann Creek district)

PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: More details have been slowly emerging about the rape of a woman on Thursday night in Placencia village in the Stann Creek district.

Police have not yet released any official information, but information received say that the victim is a 29 year old Canadian woman.

Reports say that the woman and her partner were accosted on the beach by two men who held the couple up at gunpoint.

It is alleged that both of the attackers raped the woman and then forced her partner to withdraw money from an ATM under threat that if he did not comply his wife would be hurt.

It is believed that after receiving money from the woman’s husband, the robbers took off and made good their escape.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Placencia Community Center

Placencia Community Center

In related news, the Placencia Police will be meeting with residents of Placencia village on Monday evening at the Community Center where information on the case will be shared, as well as information on citizen’s safety.

Monday’s meeting starts at 6 pm.

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8 Comments

  1. michelle says:

    Are rapes and assaults common in Placentia? I’ve been planning a Nov trip for the past week, making reservations – as a single female traveler. This news is both sad and disconcerting.

    • Michelle: Rapes and assaults are not common in Placencia. I encourage you to go ahead with your planned trip. Come an enjoy the warmth and hospitality of beautiful Belize and the people of Placencia.

  2. w says:

    I am a single female traveller coming to Placencia in May, please advise re: safety tips and such. This is very scary news.

  3. Ex-pat says:

    I would not recommend that single women travel alone in Belize. Violent crime
    is on the increase and no one is immune. Belize is not as benign as it appears on the surface.

  4. Careful says:

    I would be very careful as a single female traveller in Belize. Do not go out at night. Be very careful in Belize City. We were told by multiple locals how dangerous Belize City was. We were told by the owner of the B&B we stayed at not to wear jewellery and not to carry a camera or purse while walking around Belize City. We never had an issue, but we also did not go out at night.

  5. Rosa says:

    As a single female, you will have no problems in Placencia Village. Use your street smarts as you would anywhere in the world. It is safer than many places you will ever visit. Keep your valuables safe and don’t teeter on home late at night alone. Signed, a long-time Placencia Tourist.

  6. Shaylene says:

    I’ve travelled to Placencia alone as a single female in my twenties for the past decade. I’ve now lived here a year and a half. I have never once experienced a moment of fear. These things can happen anywhere, Placencia is a phenomenal place.

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