74 F
Belize City
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Home Headline Outboard engine thieves busted through Facebook sale

Outboard engine thieves busted through Facebook sale

BELIZE CITY, Sat. May 9, 2020– Two men who allegedly stole a Yamaha outboard engine from a boat in Driftwood Bay, Belize City, have been arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen goods. They have been detained pending arraignment at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court.

Reliable information is that the engine owner reported the engine stolen, and yesterday, while scrolling through Facebook posts, he saw his engine being sold on Facebook.

The engine owner immediately alerted police, who saw the posting and carried out a sting operation.

Stolen outboard engine

Police said that they went to the Gungulung area, where they saw the engine, and after checks and confirmation were made, police, posing as buyers, found that the engine was the engine that had been stolen from Driftwood Bay, and the two thieves were arrested.

Police said that there is a team that monitors Facebook and other social media pages to find persons who are conducting criminal activities.

Feature photo: Police arrested these men in connection with the theft of the engine

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Belize in the eye of the storm; let’s stay there

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 1, 2020-- With the latest easing of restrictions in the State of Emergency, athletes and sports fans may be getting...

Nimrod Tillett charged for brutal murder of Yo Creek caretaker

ORANGE WALK TOWN, Fri. May 29, 2020-- An  investigation into the brutal death of Abner Novelo, 30, a farm caretaker of Yo Creek, Orange...

Tacos, gyms and boledo are back!

BELIZE CITY, Sat. May 30, 2020-- The national lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic that brought Belize’s economy to a standstill has been eased...

Police killing of unarmed black man ignites fiery protests in US cities

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 1, 2020-- The death of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of a white police officer has triggered a...