Man pleads guilty to robbery of shopkeeper

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: 24 year old Honduran national Darwin Martinez, one of three men who committed a robbery, was sentenced to 3 years today by the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Crime & Violence Report

Crime & Violence Report

The incident occurred yesterday around 8:30 p.m. in front of a residence on Jane Usher Boulevard. Forty-six year old shopkeeper Olga Ayala reported to the police that she and her son, 17 year old Byron Reyes, had just reached their residence and her son was opening the gate when they were approached by three men. She said one man had a shotgun while the other two were armed with knives.

She told police that the men, who had shirts over their heads, demanded money and she gave them $280. She said the men also took her son’s cell phone. She said before they left the gunman hit her on her ear with the gun and them he struck her son on his head with it.

Reyes found a bag with an identification card in the area and that was what led to the arrest of Martinez. The other robbers have not been apprehended yet.

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