BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 10, 2015–Two Belize City men were remanded to prison this morning after they were arraigned in the #8 Magistrate’s Court on a charge of armed robbery.
Ernest Gladden, 21, an unemployed resident of corner King and West Streets, and Jahmay Belgrave, 18, a laborer of East Canal, both pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery when the charge was read to them by Magistrate Hettie Mae Stewart.
Stewart told the two that because the offense was allegedly committed with a firearm, her court was unable to grant them bail, because the offense falls under the Amendment to the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act, but they can apply for bail at the Supreme Court.
Gladden and Belgrave were remanded until their next court date on September 15.
Police are alleging that sometime after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, the two men, whilst armed with a firearm, robbed Cenies Restaurant, on Bishop Street.
They stole a cash register valued at $600, and $297 that was inside the cash register.
Court records indicate that police were in the area at the time of the robbery and the two robbers were quickly apprehended.
Court documents also indicated that police were able to recover the cash register with some of the stolen money, which is the property of Icene Herrera.