Crime — 17 December 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego

A businessman, Anselm Gillett, 43, of Brian Estate, Burrell Boom, “lay-waited” a thief and captured him when the thief returned to the scene of the crime to steal some more of Gillett’s belongings.

Gillett reported that when he arrived home about 6:30 Friday evening, he found that his house had been broken into after seeing signs of forced entry.

Gillett surmised that the thief would return to loot his home some more, and lay-waited the thief.

Gillette told police that shortly after, at about 11:00 that same Friday night, he saw a man of Creole descent coming into his house through a window that had been previously damaged by the thief. He quickly tackled the thief and held him down while he called the police, who came and arrested the burglar in the house.

Gillette said that he checked his property and found that 11 sheets of sheetrock valued at $30 each had been damaged and a double glass window broken, with the total value of the damage amounting to $1,620.

Police announced that they arrested and charged Sydney Hill, 32, of #35 Vernon Street, Belize City, for the crime of burglary/damage to the property of Gillett.

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