Authorities investigate theft of revolvers from inside police station

Crime and Violence Report in Belize

Crime and Violence Report in Belize

Saturday, May 3,  2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Belize Police Department has gone mum on the theft of a cache of weapons and ammunition from inside the police station in San Pedro town.

A total of eight .38 calibre revolvers and 101 rounds of ammunition were stolen from a safe inside the San Pedro police station sometime between Wednesday evening, April 30 and Friday morning, May 2.

Information received today says that two of the weapons have allegedly been recovered from a place on Cemetery Road in Belize City; but this has not been confirmed officially.

Information received also suggest that a police officer who was recently on interdiction is detained in connection with the theft of the forearms and ammunition.

The stolen revolvers and ammunition are the property of the KBH Security firm which always deposits its firearms at the police station for safe keeping.

While the officer commanding the San Pedro Police Superintendent Luis Castellanos has confirmed the theft of the firearms, he did not provide any further details to reporters on Friday, except to say that an investigation was ongoing and that anyone found liable will be charged criminally.

Superintendent Castellanos believes that the theft of the revolvers and ammunition from the safe inside the San Pedro Police station has seriously injured the integrity of the Department.

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