Headline — 08 January 2013 — by Rochelle Gillett
Clarence Lamb, 22, charged with robbing Belize Tourism Board

Lamb was shot in his right foot by a security guard while attempting his getaway

Clarence Lamb, 22, a resident of #2 Wagner’s Lane, was today taken before Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith, where 10 charges were read to him.

According to police, a report was made by Maria Zetina, the cashier at Belize Tourism Board (BTB). In her report, she recounted that at 4:30 p.m. on January 2, 2013, she and other employees were present at BTB when two dark-complexioned men entered the establishment, one armed with a knife, the other with a firearm.

The men robbed the cashier of $1,732.78, money which belonged to the BTB, and as the men attempted to exit the premises, a security guard on duty took out his issued .38 revolver and fired a shot at one of the robbers.

The robber who was injured was later learned to be Lamb, who was taken, under police guard, to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment. A search of the area resulted in the discovery of the stolen money.

After hopping into court today, Lamb had to listen to Chief Magistrate Smith read out the following charges to him: keeping a firearm without a gun license for the .38 revolver he was armed with; keeping ammunition without a gun license for the (6) .38 live rounds; robbery with a firearm; and seven counts of aggravated assault on Edwin Torres, Shauma Hall, Arlo Cansino, Marlena Middleton, Javier Cardinez, Jacqueline Martinez and Maria Zetina.

Lamb pleaded not guilty to all the charges, but due to the nature of the offenses, the Chief Magistrate’s hands were tied where bail was concerned. Lamb was remanded to the Hattieville Prison until his next court appearance on February 28, 2013.

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