BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 29, 2016–A Woman Police Officer escaped death at about 8:00 tonight on Albert Street when a bullet fired by a robber grazed her head.
The gunman fired at her as she came out of a police mobile unit to check with two security guards who had stopped them in front of Scotiabank on Albert Street.
The robber was about to jack a deposit bag from the two security guards, who had come on a motorcycle to make a deposit into the deposit box.
After firing at the police mobile unit, the gunman then ran from the area empty-handed.
The WPC was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where she is being treated for the gunshot injury.
Police are looking for the gunman.
Reports to Amandala are that when the two security guards came to the bank to deposit the money, a man came up to them, and sensing that he was up to no good, the guards quickly called a police mobile unit that luckily was driving up Albert Street.
As the mobile unit stopped, distracting the gunman, the security guards quickly dropped the bag into the deposit box, and, while the officer was coming out of the mobile unit, the two security guards drove away on their motorcycle. The robber fired at the police officer before escaping.
Two men in the area told Amandala they believe that the gunman has been monitoring the deposits by the security guards and decided to rob them tonight, but the attempt was foiled by the presence of the police.