Crime — 14 March 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

A teacher was robbed yesterday at knifepoint by a former student of hers, whom she had taught for years.

The incident occurred about 7:25 last night in front of the Saint Francis Xavier Church on 1st Street South in Corozal Town.

Ayonie Briceño, 57, a teacher of Santa Rita, Corozal Town, told police that she was standing in front of the Saint Francis Xavier Church talking along with three women who were part of her church group, when two men approached her, one of whom was a former student of hers whom she had taught for several years. Her former student was armed with a knife, which he put at her side, then he stole her chain, valued at about $250, from around her neck.

Briceño told police that suspended from the chain is gold medal – a circle with two babies on it.

Police have announced that they are looking for Hector Kelly in connection with the incident.

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