Crime — 28 January 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Burglaries were reported by police in Orange Walk and San Pedro. In Orange Walk, a preschool was targeted and over $1,000 stolen by thieves, and in San Pedro, thieves burglarized the home of an American woman and deprived the owner of over $6,000 worth of her belongings.

The American woman, of Ambergris Lake Villas, told police that between 2:30 and 7:30 yesterday evening, Sunday, a thief or thieves burglarized her apartment and stole an HP Laptop computer valued at about $1,600US, and other assorted items totaling $6,532 in value.

San Pedro police began an immediate investigation that led to the recovery of some of the stolen items, and they detained a security guard.

A few days earlier, sometime Thursday night, the Kiddy Kinder Preschool in Orange Walk was burglarized and thieves got away with a laser jet printer after ransacking the office, and they also stole school supplies to be used by the toddlers.

The director of the school reported that when she arrived at school on Friday, she found that the back door of the school had been forced open. She checked and found that the building had been ransacked and that certain things were missing.

Police are investigating, but so far no one has been arrested, and the items have not been recovered.

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