Crime — 17 June 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Attempted robbery of store on George Price Highway

The owner fired at the thieves; police later nabbed one

Trevor Guy, 20, a Belize City resident who is one of three persons accused by police of attempting to rob Delcid Store at Mile 8 on the George Price Highway and allegedly firing at police on Wednesday afternoon, June 4, was charged with attempted robbery and aggravated assault in the Magistrate’s Court.

Guy appeared on Friday before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith and was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until July 30.

The owner of Delcid Store told police that he had been in his store with a customer when three men entered the store. One of them was armed with a firearm.

The storeowner said the gunman pointed the pistol at him and demanded money, but he immediately drew his licensed firearm and fired several shots at the thieves, and the culprits escaped into the surrounding area.

The storeowner quickly alerted the police, who began a search of the area, and shortly after, they saw three men fitting the description of the thieves in the cemetery at the Mile 8 Community.

Police reported that as they approached the men, one of the thieves fired at them, but they returned fire.

As a result, the thieves ran, but police were able to apprehend one of them about two hours later.

The thief captured by police was later identified as Trevor Guy.

The storeowner believes, however, that he had injured one of the robbers when he fired at them.

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