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Police: Armed men dressed in green traffic vest rob Lin’s Super Store; Take cash and security guard’s 9mm pistol

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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2022. 7:15 am CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: Three armed men robbed Lin’s Super Store yesterday evening in Santa Elena Town of cash as well as the 9mm pistol of the security guard.

According to authorities, yesterday around 4.44 pm, they received information of a robbery in progress at Lin’s Super Store which is located on the George Price Highway in Santa Elena Town, Cayo District.

Police say that when they responded to the scene, they met Peter Chen, a Chinese businessman and the owner of the store who reported that at 4:40 pm, a group of three men dressed in long jeans pants, and long sleeve dark in color clothing — all wearing green traffic vest arrived at his store on two motorcycles.

Chen told police that the men held his security officer Mervin Cocom who was standing at the front door at gunpoint and took away his firearm. Thereafter, the armed men made their way into the store and to the two different cash registers located on both sides at the entrance of the store. They stole approximately $1,500.00 from each cash register then grabbed him and robbed him of his wallet containing his personal identification cards and approximately $300.00 in cash.

Police are investigating.

 

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