Crime — 11 April 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Police on manhunt to capture Reid and Locke

Corozal police are on a manhunt to capture two wanted men – Alex Reid of the Cayo District, who is wanted by Corozal police for armed robbery, and Robert Locke, wanted for rape of an underage girl in Corozal.

Police have issued warrants for their arrests. Anyone who sees the men or knows their whereabouts is urged to contact the nearest police station.

Added to the armed robbery Reid allegedly committed in Corozal, San Ignacio police also want him for a number of other crimes.

Police say that Reid was one of two bandits responsible for the death of Freddy Lopez, 67, of Cayo, who was shot in the head during a robbery attempt by one of two robbers who held up Lopez and his family while they were walking in the Kontiki area of San Ignacio.

San Ignacio police said that about 9:50 on the night of Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013, Freddy Lopez of Pond Avenue in San Ignacio was shot and killed by robbers in the Kontiki area of San Ignacio. The initial investigations revealed that Lopez was walking along with his family when he was approached by two men who attempted to rob them, and in the process of defending himself, Lopez was shot in the chest area.

Lopez was rushed to the hospital, but died while undergoing treatment. A .45 expended shell was retrieved from the scene. At the time, police were seeking two men for the murder, Alex Reid and Kevin “Midget” Manzanero.

Manzanero, however, is now on remand at the Belize Central Prison, but Reid is still on the run.

San Ignacio police have thus joined the Corozal police in seeking the arrest of Alex Reid.

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