By BBN Staff: On Wednesday, May 3 a trio from Corozal reported to police that around 4:00 p.m., they were in Ranchito village doing a vehicle transaction when they were held up.
Emil Javier Rosado, 23, of Ranchito Village; Eder Stevenson Hall, 26, of Ramirez Layout; and Eliazar Hall, 31, of Chan Chen told police that they were carrying out a business transaction with Jeffery Gongora of Ranchito when three armed men stole $13,000, jewelry valued at $3,100, a Galaxy S6 Edge phone and a Gucci wallet valued at $600.
Eliazar and Rosado were then placed inside the trunk of a blue Infinity car while Hall was placed in the backseat.
The culprits reportedly drove along the Philip Goldson Highway where upon reaching Carolina Village, Eder managed to untie himself and reportedly took a handgun from one of his assailants. The vehicle came to a stop and he chased one of the assailants while the vehicle drove off.
In Calcutta, when the vehicle came to a pedestrian stop, Eliazar and Emir managed to free themselves and escaped from the trunk of the vehicle.
Gongora and Brian Espinosa were reportedly ahead of the car in a grey Nissan SUV allegedly clearing the path for Elio Axvel Lopez driving the car.
The men then called for police assistance and the SUV was found abandoned after police set chase.
Police found the car at a farm near camp 1 in Shipyard.
Police have since retrieved a black Smith and Wesson brand .45 pistol model 457 along with a magazine containing three live rounds from the vehicle.
Police proceeded to the Port Saul area in Corozal town where Jason Espinosa, 23, laborer of Corozal was detained pending Kidnapping and Robbery charges.
Espinosa took police to 2nd Street South behind the residence of Elvin Conorquie, 42, where he handed over a bag containing a gold chain and ring identified as the items stolen.
Yesterday, police arrested Lopez pending charges. He turned over $6,500.
Police are still seeking Jeffery Gongora and Brian Espinosa pending charges.
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