Belize City men charged for armed robbery
Two Belize City have been charged with firearm-related offences after holding up a businessman on Friday in Belize City. Police responded to a robbery in progress on Amara Avenue and observed two men coming out of an empty lot. Police quickly detained the pair and found three cell phones and a firearm located beside a basketball court. According to ASP Gerald Jones, 27-year-old Troy Augustus and 22-year-old Orlin Garcia have since been arrested and charged for the incident.
Supt. Gerald Jones, Deputy HNCIB, Belize Police Department: “Kapel Chelani age 25 years a warehouse supervisor of number 36 East Collet Canal Belize City reported that whilst he was supervising the unloading of a container of Amara Avenue he was approached by two male persons who demanded his belongings and he handed over a blue in color Samsung a12 cellphone valued at $700. Shots were fired by the accused individuals where they ran away from the scene. Quick response from the precinct one support team led to the detention of these individuals fitting the description given. They were detained on Euphrates Avenue Belize City and they were found in possession of the item. The property was recovered and police have since detained one Troy Agustus of a West Street Address and Earlyn Garcia of Iguana Street address in Belize City. Both persons have been arrested and charged for robbery jointly based on the information or the report that was given.”