Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016. 1:56 p.m. CST
By BBN Staff: Quick police response yesterday afternoon in Roaring Creek Village, Cayo District, led to the arrest of two teenagers who robbed a group of three persons that were swimming in the river, using a firearm and a knife to intimidate them.
Around 3:15 p.m., Shanda Mckoy, 21, reported to police that just 15 minutes earlier while at the falls area of the river with a male friend and her 13-year-old cousin, two male persons wearing black rubber boots and armed with a black handgun and silver knife, emerged from some nearby bushes then robbed them.
Mckoy told officers that two of her gold chains valued at $750, her friend’s blue Verizon cell phone and other items were stolen before the thieves fled. A search immediately ensued in the surrounding area and a 17-year-old minor was seen running behind a zinc fence, then throwing an object resembling a handgun.
The young man was then apprehended by officers who searched him and found a long silver knife, as well as the stolen Verizon cell phone. Also found hiding behind a nearby building was 19-year-old Michael Middleton who was detained along with the minor while police searched the area for the thrown object.
After looking in the area where the object was thrown, officers found a 9-millimeter pistol without serial number and 11 live round inside, as well as a Crossman pellet gun that was stolen from Mckoy’s friend. Two pairs of rubber boots were also found in the area and both men have been detained pending charges of ‘robbery’, and ‘keeping unlicensed firearm and ammunition.’
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