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#439802 - 06/05/12 04:24 PM Robbery at Bella Vista's Teacher's Credit Union
Marty Offline
On Monday 4th June, 2012 at 8:48am Independence Police responded to a robbery in progress at the Toledo Teacher’s Credit Union Branch (TTCU), Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District. Barry BARDALEZ, 46yrs, Manager reported that on sometime between 8:30am and 8:45am whilst inside the credit union along with other employees and about twenty customers, when three armed men, two of whom were masked were armed with what appeared to be M16 rifles and the other un-masked armed with what appeared to be a 9MM pistol entered the credit union pointing their firearms at the credit union employees and demanding money.

Fearing for their lives, a cashier at the credit union opened the vault of the credit union, where he opened the safe and the robbers then helped themselves to an un-disclosed amount of Belize and US currency including coins, were placed inside a green military bag. The thieves then made good their escape in a 2008 green Toyota Hilux pick-up truck bearing license plate TOL-C-4051 valued at $75,000.00bcy, property of the credit union. BARDADLEZ then discovered that (2) 9MM pistols brand and serial number unknown with (15) live 9mm rounds each were also stolen valued at $6,500.00bcy. No one was injured.

Whilst police were on investigation on Savannah Road, Independence Village in the vicinity of the Independence High School, they saw a dark blue Isuzu Trooper bearing license plate SC-D-1150 travelling from Independence Village towards Savannah Road and Southern Highway junction that was stopped and searched. At the time the trooper was driven by Nelson BARDALEZ, 42yrs, Taxi-driver of Independence Village and was accompanied by three male persons identified as Oswald YOUNG, 29yrs, Police Constable #510 resident of Unitedville Village, Cayo District; Zachario CUZ, 26yrs, Police Constable of San Marcos Village, Toledo District, both attached to Patrol Branch, Eastern Division (ED) and Romel ELIJIO, 31yrs, Belize Defence Force Corporal assigned to B-Sag and residing at #6700 Sunflower Street, Belize City.

A search of the taxi in their presence resulted in the discovery of a green military bag inside to the rear section of the trooper that contained an un-disclosed amount of Belize and US currency notes and coins. The cash was counted amounting to $34,064.00bcy. Police also detained Bernard LINAREZ aka “hijo”, 26yrs, Laborer of Fadden Avenue, Independence Village, Stann Creek District. Police recovered the Toyota Hilux on a feeder road off the Savannah Road and Southern Highway junction. Nelson BARDALEZ, Oswald YOUNG, Zachario CUZ, Romel ELIJIO and Bernard LINAREZ are presently detained pending investigation of Robbery. Police continue to investigate.

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ARREST

Reference robbery of the Toledo Teacher’s Credit Union Branch (TTCU), Bella Vista Village, Stann Creek District that occurred on Monday 4th June, on Tuesday 5th June, Police formally arrested and charged Oswald YOUNG, 29yrs, Police Constable #510 of Unitedville Village, CayoDistrict; Sachario CUZ, 26yrs, Police Constable of San Marcos Village, Toledo District and Romel ELIJIO, 31yrs, Belize Defence Force Corporal for the crime of Robbery.


Edited by Marty (06/06/12 01:38 AM)
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#439817 - 06/05/12 06:12 PM Re: Robbery at Bella Vista's Teacher's Credit Union [Re: Marty]
shuffles Offline
Police...... BDF.... ugh
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#439887 - 06/06/12 01:36 PM Re: Robbery at Bella Vista's Teacher's Credit Union [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Lawmen Who Allegedly Robbed Credit Union Criminally Charged

Tonight, two police officers and a BDF soldier are spending their second night in detention after allegedly robbing a credit union in Southern Belize.

At 8:30 yesterday morning, 20 customers were inside the Toledo Teacher's Credit Union Branch in Bella Vista Village in the Toledo District when three armed men, two of them masked and armed with what looked like M-16 rifles along with an unmasked man with a 9 millimetre pistol stormed in.

The cashier opened the vault and the safe and the robbers stuffed an undisclosed amount of Belize and US dollars into a green military bag. The also stole two nine millimetre pistols.

Later on as Police were scouring the area for clues, they saw an Isuzu Trooper with taxi plates near the Independence High School. They stopped and searched the vehicle which was driven by 42 year old Nelson BARDALEZ, a Taxi-driver of Independence Village who was accompanied by 29 year old Police constable Oswald YOUNG, and 26 year old Constable Zachario CUS, both attached to the Patrol Branch, Eastern Division, and 31 year old BDF Corporal Romel ELIJIO, assigned to the elite Belize Special Assignment Group known as B-Sag. Inside the Trooper they found a green military bag with $34,06 dollars in Belize and US currency.

Police later found the Toyota Hilux on a feeder road off the Savannah Road near the Southern Highway junction. Taxi driver BARDALEZ, along with lawmen YOUNG, CUS, and ELIJIO are presently detained pending investigation of Robbery.

Young recently gained prominence as a star striker for the Police Football Selection which played in the Premier League Championship. Police also detained 26 year old Bernard LINAREZ known as "hijo", a Laborer of Independence Village.

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#439906 - 06/06/12 02:48 PM Re: Robbery at Bella Vista's Teacher's Credit Union [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

National Security’s finest, B.D.F. and Police Officers, charged for Credit Union Robbery

Oswald Young

Three weeks ago on May fourteenth to be precise was the last time a police officer was arrested. The charge? Trying to corrupt another cop. Police officers have been arrested for murder and another infamous case was when several were charged in connection to the landing of a drug plane on the Southern Highway. So it came as no surprise when the suspects of a heist at a credit union, turned out to be members of the Police Department, particularly from the Patrol Branch and the Belize Defense Force.

Sachario Cuz

In total five men have been detained, following the brazen mid-morning heist of the Toledo Teachers Credit Union on Monday morning. The two constables are twenty-nine year old PC Oswald Young of Unitedville and twenty six year old PC Sachario Cuz of San Marcos Village in Toledo. They were busted along with thirty-one year old B.D.F. Corporal, Romel Elijio of Sunflower Street, in Belize City. The two other men, believed to be involved are twenty six year old Bernard “Hijo” Linarez, a player on the National football Team, and forty-two year old taxi operator, Nelson Bardalez both of Independence village. On Monday, three armed men bearing high powered rifles, two of whom were masked, pointed their weapons at the employees and demanded money.

Romel Elijio

Fearing for their lives, the cashier opened the vault where the robbers gained access to the safe whose contents were emptied into a green military bag. The robbery netted thirty-four thousand and sixty-four dollars and the robbers fled the scene in the credit union’s 2008 Toyota Hilux, valued at seventy-five thousand dollars. Barry Bardalez, manager of the branch, told police that he later discovered that two nine millimeters pistols with fifteen live rounds valued at six thousand five hundred dollars were also stolen.

Bernard "Hijo" Linarez

The police were carrying out their investigation on the Savannah Road in Independence Village when they saw an Isuzu Trooper, being driven by Nelson. Police stopped the vehicle which was heading in the direction of the Southern Highway junction and discovered all three law enforcement officers inside. A subsequent search of the taxi resulted in the discovery of the green military bag containing the loot from the heist. Police recovered the Toyota Hilux on a feeder road off the Savannah Road and Southern Highway Junction. At this time the men remain in police custody as investigations are ongoing.

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#439918 - 06/06/12 04:43 PM Re: Robbery at Bella Vista's Teacher's Credit Union [Re: Marty]
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At least they are in custody and not out on bail to "return to their posts" as many times they are
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#439928 - 06/06/12 07:25 PM Re: Robbery at Bella Vista's Teacher's Credit Union [Re: Marty]
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Just wait 6 or 12 months from now when they finally come to trial and mysteriously there is not enough evidence and they are released. Happens all the time.

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#439934 - 06/06/12 08:30 PM Re: Robbery at Bella Vista's Teacher's Credit Union [Re: Marty]
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Ha... yeah I just hope I don't read that they have been reassigned to their posts. Having to sit in Hattieville for 12 months would be okay with me.
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#440794 - 06/17/12 04:40 AM Re: Robbery at Bella Vista's Teacher's Credit Union [Re: Marty]
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I am so tired of the lack of Police work. They let a criminal escape from the Hospital in Cayo, they shoot an unarmed guy in the back on Caye Caulker in front of respectable witnesses. Now they cant even pull off a crime, None the less solve any and bring anyone to justice. True it would help if they had proper training, some cant even read and they are paid so little. They can drink and be drunk at bars with there guns and uniforms on, go out during mid day and shoot dogs while intoxicated and just get a transfer..Yup..pretty scary..
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