Crime — 21 March 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

A young couple was robbed at about 8:30 Saturday night on 1st Avenue in Corozal Town, in the area of Vamps Chill and Grill Restaurant, by two thieves armed with knives, who escaped with over $810 in valuables and cash.

The couple, a 17-year-old young lady and a 20-year-old young man, both of Corozal Town, told police that the two men rode up and stopped them. At knifepoint, one of the thieves stepped up and pulled off the necklace that the girl was wearing around her neck, which had a cross medal attached to it, valued at $100, while the other thief stayed a short distance away and acted as a lookout.

Fearing for her life, the girl took off her three gold rings, all valued at $150 each, and gave them to the thief.

She also handed over her purse, which contained $10, her lipstick, and her Digicell Samsung cell phone, valued at $250. The thief also stole her bracelet and her wristwatch. The youth also gave them his cellphone.

The two robbers then rode away.

According to Que Pasa Corozal, the two robbers were described as dark-skinned and were both slimly built and tall.

Police believe that one of the two robbers is the same thief recognized by a former teacher, who was with another thief when they robbed her at knifepoint while she was talking to two others in front of the St. Francis Xavier Church in Corozal on Sunday, February 23.

The two men are known to police, who are looking for them.

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