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Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End

Posted By: Kaya

Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/21/02 11:52 PM

This weekend after the unforunate fire in the town, a small group of Belizeans made their way through, bulgarizing different locations in the northern part of the cut...

can anyone email me and get on this more detailed? I live up north and i'm afraid of getting burglarized.

[email protected]

Thank you.
Posted By: Smok

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/23/02 09:03 PM

"a small group of Belizeans"

How about, a small group of :

1) people
2) thieves
3) robbers
4) raggamuffins

I actually doubt that the people who did this where from San Pedro, and probably even not from Belize.. (Just thought it was unfair to target a specific group until they catch somebody. Having said that, I hope that your house is fine and that they catch the thieves).



[This message has been edited by Smok (edited 04-23-2002).]
Posted By: seashell

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/23/02 10:07 PM

Were the bad guys apprehended? If not, then how is it known how many there were or where they were from?
Posted By: JmHanna

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/24/02 01:20 AM

An email from The North Ambergris Caye Neighborhood Watch Org.
Hmmm!!--Marty, Move to gen chat?

At 2 am Tuesday, April 23rd Mike Sherman of Tres Cocos was
awakened by a man standing on the golf cart parked outside
Sherman's bedroom window. The man said he was the devil and that
he should be obeyed. Mike, coming out of a sound sleep, indicated
that who ever was outside had better make himself scare. The man
ran off. Mike Sherman called the police this morning and reported
the incident which had alarmed his parents.

At about 3:30 am the guests at the Green's house south of Palapa
were awakened by a man in their bedroom. He was going through a
purse and said he had a gun before he ran off. Rebecca McDonald
reported this incident to the police.

Danilo, from Karen and Rich Henkis's house, reported seeing two
dark men in white t shirts about 4 am, who were cursing his dog.
He yelled at them and they went away.

Also about 3am a man reported to Mike Hancock that he had been in
a two boat crash in the Punta Arena area and that 3 people were
dead or missing. Mike Hancock, Sam Palen, Mr. Leslie and Mr.
Badillo took their boats out and scoured the area inside and
outside the reef. They did not find any sign of wreckage. Mike
Hancock reported the incident to the police.
Posted By: seashell

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/24/02 06:07 AM

How bizarre and in one case particularly brazen. Was there a full moon out that night?

As far as cursing a dog, no offense to the dog lovers here, but I've had occassion to curse a San Pedro dog at 4 in the morning too. Only kept me awake every night for 3 weeks.

Anyway, I guess a good hint for those with criminal intentions, would be don't sneak about at night wearing white and cursing dogs. Someone is bound to think you are a prowler.
Posted By: Denisse Aponte

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/24/02 02:25 PM

I am getting very worry! We are arriving AC this Saturday and we want to know if we should we be on alert of robbery and crime in AC, should we be concerned about our safety with all these going on? Just been through all that in Brazil last November (armed robbery, my boyfriend was almost killed in front of my eyes by a man armed with a knife) I hope this trip to AC is not going to be that kind of vacation.

please advise.
Posted By: B_b_f_b

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/24/02 03:32 PM

Denisse:

I have been to AC two times and will be there in exactly one week for my third time. There is nothing to be afraid of. I have lived in Jamaica (far more dangerous than San Pedro could ever be) and even the Cayman Islands. If you believe that things will be ok, they will be. Unfortunate incidents happen everywhere, maybe even in your home town. If you go there expecting the best, I truly believe the best things will happen to you. Please don't be alarmed by these stories, I have never felt safer than I did in Belize. Please have a great trip and if you want to discuss this further, please email me at [email protected] Go and have a great time. If you are there when I'm there we can meet up for a drink.

P.S. A group of great people like me are going cave tubing on Monday May 6th. If you are interested, please email me.

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Posted By: seashell

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/24/02 04:00 PM

Denise, I really don't think you need to worry. Use common sense just as you would at home and you will be fine.

I've been there 4 times in the past two years and I walk everywhere, often alone, at all hours of the day and night. I've never had the least concern or trouble.

Keep your valuables locked in a safe or in the hotel safe and then you needn't be concerned about that either. This is a standard precaution taken by most travelers no matter where they go.


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Posted By: Aqua

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/24/02 06:44 PM

Denisse,
I'm arriving at AC this Saturday as well and was concerned about security because its central america and shit happens. So I purchased a travel alarm for 9 bucks that slips into a hotel room door and would make a very loud noise if someone tried to enter during the night.


Hope the weather will be good next week!! Keep you fingers crossed.
Posted By: Denisse Aponte

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/25/02 02:43 PM

Thanks Becky_bound_for_Belize I know unfortunate things can happen everywhere, although I leave in USA, I am from Santo Domingo, D.R. and I wouldn't say it is the safest place in the Caribbean either, if I was getting worry is just because we are just getting over the bad experience we had in Brazil which could have been really a lot worse.
Thank you for your reply, I feel better now. I guess I am still a little traumatized by Brazil and after reading the stories in this page I went into panic.

Thanks Seashell...you are everywhere, and you know all the answers as well. Do you happen to work for Belize Department of Turism by any chance, jajaja?

Thank you both!
Posted By: Denisse Aponte

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/25/02 02:46 PM

Becky, we are arriving 4/27/02 and flying out of Belize 5/5/02, but thank you anyway for your invite to do the caves with you and your group, that was very nice...maybe next time we go to Belize we could meet there.

And Aqua, we will be staying at Ramons maybe we see each other down in AC. Thanks for the alarm info. I will check into that.
Posted By: seashell

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/25/02 05:52 PM

Thanks Denise, um, I think. [Linked Image]

Anyway, I don't know some things because I haven't done everything down there that can be done, haven't dived with every operator, or stayed in every hotel. So I try to keep my mouth shut when some subjects come up. [Linked Image]

I have an abundance of opinions though. hee, hee
Posted By: Aqua

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/25/02 06:26 PM

Denisse,
Have a safe trip down this Saturday!! I can hardly wait!! two more days!!!

See you around AC next week.
Posted By: rickcheri

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/27/02 04:12 AM

Anyone know where there isn't ANY CRIME???????? We only heard about one up north....no need to worry....use common sense. One person that was burglarized was Jennette, up north when she went to check on Miss Peggy....Crime is everywhere!!!! Hell..Rick's shoes got stolen!!! LOL...Aqua...your alarm thing is a really good idea!!!! Where did you get it????
Posted By: Jackson&Shauna

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/28/02 08:42 AM

Even if your valuables are locked up, one piece of advice (like I've said before), lock your windows even while you are in your room sleeping!!
Posted By: blackjay

Re: Young thiefs made their way through the Norht End - 04/30/02 04:02 PM

There is no such place as a crime free area, it is an unfortuante fact of life but all you need to do is not be reckless and bascially use common sense just like you would at home, don't leave stuff lying around as temptation etc. Havng said I've been a lot of places and I never had a bad vibe for one moment in AC.
So basically use common sense and just get on and enjoy your break.
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