BELMOPAN, Wed. Nov. 23, 2016–A man who police say is responsible for a number of crimes in Belmopan and its surrounding areas earlier this year, and who has been arrested and charged for numerous offenses, including murder, and was remanded to the Belize Central Prison, is still at large after he escaped from Belmopan police custody on Wednesday, October 26. On that day, while he was being taken to the bathroom in the police station, he pushed down the police guard and bolted out of the police station.
Lincoln Bejerano, 25, a laborer of Belmopan, also known as “Belmopan bad man”, should have been in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court today, November 23, the date set by the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court for the preliminary inquiry into the murder of taxicab driver Isidoro Sauer, 28, who was found shot in the head and body at about 11:00 Friday night, January 8 in the Piccini area of Belmopan.
Bejerano had been charged for the death of the taxi operator and for being in possession of his taxi, which had been stolen.
The preliminary enquiry was supposed to have determined whether there is sufficient evidence to submit the case to the Belmopan Supreme Court for trial on indictment. Another warrant for his arrest has been issued.
Among other crimes of which Bejerano is accused is the jacking of Melanie Coc’s vehicle that occurred on January 2. He was charged by police with aggravated robbery for the jacking of the Isuzu D-Max pickup at gunpoint, which occurred at about 7:00 that Saturday evening in Armenia, Cayo District, on the Hummingbird Highway.
Police allege that he was one of two bandits who robbed Coc and her family at gunpoint and stole the Isuzu D-Max pickup in which Coc and her family were travelling.
Bejerano was arrested and charged with robbery and arraigned at the Belmopan Magistrate‘s Court on Wednesday, January 13, at which time he was further remanded for the robbery.