Crime — 25 April 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

The Easter holidays were not happy and holy for the owner of Chinese Shop located on 6th Avenue in Corozal Town after he was held up at gunpoint by one of three thieves who robbed his cash drawer of about $400 and escaped.

The incident occurred Holy Thursday night on 6th Avenue in Corozal Town.

Chinese businessman Wei Shi Lui, 51, the owner of Chinese Shop, told police that at about 9:00 p.m. Holy Thursday night, he and his sister were at his store and he was about to close his business when three armed men suddenly entered the store, and one of them, who had a shotgun, ordered him and his sister to lie on the floor.

The other two men were armed with machetes. Fearing for their lives, the businessman and his sister complied.

One of the bandits then went into the cash drawer and stole the money that was in it. The three robbers then left the store.

Police responded quickly to a report of the incident and conducted a search of the area, but the three thieves had already escaped.

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