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Belize City Police investigating $96,000 mid-afternoon robbery

Posted: Tuesday July 26, 2016. 3:35 p.m. CST.

By BBN: On Monday July 25, 75-year old Maria Sylvestre reported to police that sometime after 2:30 p.m., while at home located on‘A’ Street and Princess Margaret Drive with her daughter and her son-in-law, two male persons rushed inside the living room. Robbery Investigation

Sylvestre reported to police that one of the men was of Mestizo descent armed with what appeared to be silver colored handgun. The other was dark skinned and slim built.

The perpetrator then pointed the gun at them and ordered the daughter and son-in-law to lie face down on the floor. They were then robbed of a gold chain valued at $1,000, two iPhone 6S Plus’ valued $1,200 and one Nikon brand camera valued at $1,600.

The perpetrator then walked into the kitchen and pointed the gun at the maid and took her to the safe and forced her to open it where they took assorted jewelries amounting to approximately $50,000, US $20,000 cash and two Apple iPads valued at $500 each.

Also stolen from the maid was her white Samsung galaxy cell phone and a white iPhone 5S at $500, all to a total of $96,500

The two perpetrators ran down the steps where they met and assaulted the care taker. Both assailants then ran down Princess Margaret Drive making good their escape.

A white iPhone 5S was recovered on St. Matthews Street. Police investigations continue.

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