Crime — 20 June 2014 — by Albert J Ciego

Police report that a boat valued at $55,000 was stolen from the Conch Shell Bay area of the city, sometime between 5:30 Thursday evening and 8:00 Friday morning. In another robbery, a golf cart valued at $16,000 was stolen from San Pedro

However, the quick response of the police and the Coast Guard led to the recovery of the boat and the cart. The Coast guard announced that the boat, Belizean Breeze, was recovered in the Burdon Canal area, Belize District, this morning

The San Pedro police announced that the golf cart was also found this morning, in Northern San Pedro about four miles from where it was parked.

Jermaine Rowland, a fisherman of the city, told police that at about 5:30 Thursday evening he moored Belizean Breeze, his red-and-green 25-foot fiberglass boat, with its 200 horse power Yamaha outboard engine, serial number 708051, valued at $55, 000, at the end of the canal, close to the river in the Conch Shell Bay area.

On his return Friday morning, the boat was nowhere to be found. The police and Coast Guard were alerted; they began looking for the boat, which was later found in Burdon Canal.

At about 10:00 Sunday night, Glenda Sanchez, a businesswoman of San Juan area, San Pedro Town, parked her red-and-black Club Cart, with license plate SPC#1483, on Caribbean Street and went into an establishment to use the restroom.

When she returned to where she had parked her club cart, the cart was nowhere to be found. She then made a formal report to the police.

Police began searching for the cart, which was recovered this morning at about 6:30 by its owner, Sanchez, who found it in some bushes off the main road near Belizean Shores, about four miles away in north San Pedro.

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