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Man Escaped Kidnappers, They Cleaned Out His House #543389
07/08/20 04:21 AM
07/08/20 04:21 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
Tonight, we report on a very usual kidnapping attempt that occurred on the island town of San Pedro. 34-year-old Virgilio Gomez Alverto, a Honduran laborer from the island, has reported to police that 3 men attacked him at his home, and tried to force him onto a boat. When he escaped, the culprits burglarized his home and stole several of his appliances.

Alverto says it all started at 11:00 on Saturday morning, he was at home in the San Mateo Area of San Pedro when 3 familiar men entered his home. One carried a machete, another had a knife, and, the other, a piece of stick.

They beat him, nearly stabbed him, and tried to force him into a boat that was parked nearby in the Lagoon.

Virgilio was able to fight them off and escaped to his wife's Deli.

While he was gone, the culprits cleaned out his house. They stole his washing machine, two televisions, and other items. He reported it to police, and was taken for medical treatment.

Police impounded the boat which Gomez-Alverto said that his attackers were attempting to throw him into. The investigating officer also arrested and charged 29-year-old Ruben Avalos Martinez, 27-year-old Mark Hernandez, and 18-year-old David Lopez, with the offences of attempted kidnapping, burglary, and wounding. Of important note is that all 3 accused persons are residents of the same San Mateo area.

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Re: Man Escaped Kidnappers, They Cleaned Out His House [Re: Marty] #543394
07/08/20 04:59 AM
07/08/20 04:59 AM
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Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
On Monday, July 6th, fishermen Ruben Avalos Martinez, Mark Hernandez and David Lopez of the San Mateo Subdivision were arraigned at the San Pedro Magistrate Court after being charged for the crime of Attempted Kidnapping, along with Burglary and Wounding. They were remanded to the Belize Central Prison and are scheduled to return to court on October 7, 2020.

The incident took place on Saturday, July 4th, at a residence in San Mateo. According to an official report, the victim, 34-year-old Honduran labourer Virgilio Gomez Alverto, of the same area, reported to police that around 11AM, three men, who he recognized as Martinez, Hernandez, and Lopez, entered his house armed with a machete, knife, and a stick. Hernandez proceeded to hit his right side of the face with the stick, while Martinez tried to stab him with the knife. The reports details that Alverto defended himself, and a struggle ensued between them. The three assailants tried to pull him out of the house towards a white, red, blue, and black 15-foot skiff, which was on the lagoon side near the home. Before they could get Alverto into the boat, another struggle took place, and he was able to escape the attackers, running to a nearby Deli run by his wife.

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