Crime — 17 January 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Corozal police are seeking two thieves who stole a bag containing over $2,200 worth of items from a woman and her son, who were sitting under a bus stop in front of the Libertad Clinic. The incident occurred about 6:00 yesterday evening.

Janice Gurney, 55, a Canadian artist of Corozal Town, told police that she and her son, Mitchell Duke, 18, were waiting for a bus at the bus stop when two young men on bicycles approached.

One of them – who was reportedly of medium build, and had braids on both side of his head— grabbed her multi-color canvas sling bag from off the cement seat where she was sitting. The bag contained her white iPhone in a green plastic case, which has an estimated value of $1,600; a small pink camera, valued at $170; and a brown wallet containing a 20 pesos note, $450 in cash, two bank cards, her driver’s license and other documents, all totaling $1,873 in value. After grabbing the bag, the robber left the scene on his bicycle.

A police investigation led to a man being detained, but police are still seeking the second person involved in the incident.

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