Crime — 24 September 2013 — by Albert J. Ciego

There was a holdup and robbery at a store in Altamira, Corozal Town, and three armed bandits got away with over $2,000 and two cell phones.

The incident occurred about 9:15 Friday night, September, 20, at the RJB Store.

The storeowner told police that he was in his store when three armed, masked men entered the establishment. Two of the men were armed with knives and the third robber was armed with a .38 revolver.

The men demanded money, and fearing for his life, the businessman handed over his cash and the cell phones, valued at about $150 each. The three thieves then ran out of the store and escaped.

The owner then raised the alarm, and police who were on patrol in the area responded. Police said that they launched an immediate search, which led to the detention of a man, 22, also of the Altamira area.

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