Crime — 24 June 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Corozal police are seeking Wilbert Carcamo of Libertad after he allegedly almost knocked down a couple with his vehicle while they were walking on the Libertad Road at about 7:00 yesterday evening.

According to a report made to police, Carcamo then beat up the husband in front of his wife and then sped off when other villagers came to the victim’s aid.

Andrew Lopez, 24, a laborer of Xaibe, told police that he and his wife were walking on the main road in Libertad to the bus stop at the junction of the road and the Philip Goldson Highway, when, at a distance of about three lampposts from the bus stop, he saw a vehicle coming towards them.

Lopez told police that he and his wife ran into the bushes to escape the vehicle, and he shouted at the driver to be careful, but the driver stopped, and reversed his vehicle to where they were.

The driver (Carcamo), whom Lopez knew, allegedly got out of the vehicle armed with a wheel iron and attacked Lopez.

Lopez’s wife intervened and tried to protect him from the driver, but she was pushed away and Carcamo continued beating Lopez with the piece of iron all over his body.

Lopez said that he fell to the ground, but Carcamo continued to beat and choke him. Some people who were in the area saw what was happening and rescued Lopez from possible serious injury. Carcamo then got into his vehicle and drove away.

Police took Lopez to the Corozal Hospital, where he was examined by doctors who classified his injuries as dangerous harm.

Corozal police say they are now looking for Wilbert Carcamo, and ask anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has information that can lead to his detention, to contact the Corozal police at 402-0022, the nearest police station, or 0800-922 TIPS.

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