One detained for Wings Store robbery
One man was hurt during a robbery in the Town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Police has since detained one person. Jorge Aldana was one of the first to arrive on the scene and filed the following report.
Jorge Aldana – Reporter
San Pedro Police has one man detained as part of their investigation into a robbery that occurred on Wednesday night. While no official release has been made by the Police Department, they have confirmed the detention of male of a Belize City address.
Sometime around 8:30 last night, Pakarshi Wadhwa, manager of Wings Store, located on Coconut Drive in San Pedro, was heading to his apartment located on the second floor of the of the same building when he was attacked. Wadhwa had just closed the store, located on the ground floor when he was ambushed inside his building and was beaten in the head before robbed of two cellular phones and an undisclosed amount of money both in cash and checks.
It is uncertain how the man gained access to the upper flat of the building but according to attendants in nearby establishments, they were alerted by screaming coming out from the upper flat of the building. When they came out to see, they released that someone had robbed Wadhwa and that he was also hurt. Wadhwa was rushed to a private clinic on the island and the police was quickly alerted and they managed to mobilize patrol and conducted search in the general area.
Love News understands that at least two people were involved in the robbery but police would only say that one person is detained. How did police come up with the arrest in such a short time? Love News confirmed that after the surveillance cameras on the building were reviewed and the images captured the incident as it unfolded. Hence with the help of surveillance cameras images, police were able to apprehend an individual that fits the images caught on the surveillance cameras.
Wadhwa was airlifted last night for further medical treatment in Belize City shortly after midnight but has since been release and is recuperating at home.
This is the second robbery in less than 2 days. On Wednesday, Marinas Store Extension Shop in the DFC area was robbed in brought daylight.
This news report is sponsored by Castillo’s Hardware Store.
Reporting for Love News from San Pedro Town, I am Jorge Aldana.
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