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Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: Marty] #496639
10/09/14 07:00 PM
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Nice try.

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: Marty] #496676
10/10/14 01:17 PM
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Christmas comes early for some San Pedranos!

A security officer from the DFC area of San Pedro Town was stabbed during a daring afternoon jacking by a pair of robbers while en route to making a bank deposit at around 1:30 p.m. yesterday in downtown San Pedro.

The robbery occurred at the corner of Barrier Reef Drive and Caribeña Street when Cleofosio Robert Assi, 28, a security officer who is employed at Milo’s Center in San Pedro, was reportedly accosted by two armed culprits, one of whom stabbed him in the right shoulder, while the other wrested a deposit bag with what police have now confirmed to be more than BZ$39,000, after which they both fled toward the beach on foot.

Assi told police that he had been transporting the deposit bag with the money – which were the proceeds of Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) payments from a Western Union office located inside Milo’s Center, which also operates as a collection agency for BEL and other companies – inside a backpack, but upon reaching in front of a store near the bank, he suddenly felt someone grab the backpack, after which a struggle ensued between him and two thieves, one of whom stabbed him.

Milo Paz, the proprietor of Milo’s Center, who spoke to the media on Tuesday after the incident, said that Assi was on his way to make a routine money deposit at the Belize Bank San Pedro Branch via bicycle when two assailants, one of whom was later detained by residents, pounced on the unsuspecting guard and wounded him before making off with a deposit bag containing BZ$39,355.75 in cash.

The culprits then ran southwards towards the beach, while the security guard, who was not gravely injured, followed closely behind, yelling for help.

Paz indicated that at that time, a group of residents who witnessed the holdup set chase behind the robbers, one of whom was eventually captured in the area of Central Park.

Amandala was told that the situation took a major twist because there was a scuffle between the robber and a few of his civilian captors, during which the deposit bag was ripped apart. Money literally flew in the air and on the street, which caused a feverish “free-for-all” in which the thief’s captors and a crowd of onlookers, including park vendors, reportedly proceeded to help themselves to the thousands of dollars that were strewn across the busy street.

We were told that while that animated episode was taking place, the robber saw an opportunity to escape and slipped away from the scene.

According to police, several persons have since been detained in connection with the robbery; however, the main suspect is believed to have already escaped from the island.

Authorities also said that an undisclosed amount of the money, a portion of which had already made its way to nearby Caye Caulker, was recovered by reviewing security footage which reportedly showed the bystanders scooping up the loose cash and dashing off, and that an investigation is being conducted to see if past or present employees of the establishment may be implicated.

While initial reports were that the stolen loot was within a $130,000 range, an official police report which was issued today stated that a total of $39,655.75 was stolen, and that Assi was able to identify one of the culprits as a brown-complexioned man with dreadlocks and a bearded chin.

Assi, who is currently recuperating from what we were told was a superficial wound, was taken to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II, where he received medical treatment and has since been released.

While police have identified and are seeking the main suspect, we understand that no charges have yet been filed against any of the individuals in custody because the investigation is still ongoing.

Amandala

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: Marty] #496679
10/10/14 01:49 PM
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What a title to this story. Sounds like the writer trivializes the entire event and justifies the locals THEFT of the money.

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: elbert] #496680
10/10/14 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by elbert
and you think the rest of the world is different.

No, of course not. But we hope that what we thought was paradise was in fact paradise. San Pedro is in something close to becoming a death spiral. 'Death Spiral' probably strong words, but for lack of better terms, it's definitely down-trending w/respect to crime. I've been to the beautiful island several times and in the past recommended it. I no longer do.

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: PSUhorty] #496681
10/10/14 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by PSUhorty
Originally Posted by elbert
and you think the rest of the world is different.

No, of course not. But we hope that what we thought was paradise was in fact paradise. San Pedro is in something close to becoming a death spiral. 'Death Spiral' probably strong words, but for lack of better terms, it's definitely down-trending w/respect to crime. I've been to the beautiful island several times and in the past recommended it. I no longer do.


Strong words and hyperbola in my opinion. Poverty, guns and violence exist throughout the world (and at home). Good luck with finding your utopia.

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: Marty] #496685
10/11/14 04:56 AM
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But there is typically one glaring similarity all over the world. We are just not allowed to mention it...

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: Marty] #496700
10/11/14 06:24 AM
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News is instant via the internet and social media takes it to the next level. Nothing travels like bad news.

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: Marty] #496704
10/11/14 07:39 AM
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I think Phil's comment refers to a tendency for those who don't have satisfying lives of their own to treasure the experience of "shadenfreude".


Schadenfreude: is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.[1] This word is taken from German and literally means 'Harm-Joy.' It is the feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune.

(IMHO this is not a good thing)

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: Golfr] #496710
10/11/14 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by GLF4
But there is typically one glaring similarity all over the world. We are just not allowed to mention it...


When a population is oppressed and there are no jobs, or pay, then why not take from the rich? That's the elephant in the room.

Re: Security guard stabbed: $130G stolen [Re: Diane Campbell] #496711
10/11/14 04:39 PM
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Very Nice Diane.....I like that....And yes, we see it all over the world......
Originally Posted by Diane Campbell
I think Phil's comment refers to a tendency for those who don't have satisfying lives of their own to treasure the experience of "shadenfreude".


Schadenfreude: is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.[1] This word is taken from German and literally means 'Harm-Joy.' It is the feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune.

(IMHO this is not a good thing)


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