One of A&R’s own Security Guards is being accused of being a part of a conspiracy to a robbery at its Belize City Northern Highway branch. On Monday morning, 28-year-old Security Guard, Leroy Ciego, was arraigned in the Belize City magistrate’s Court with a single count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Last week Wednesday, August 20, 2014, just after the close of business, armed, masked men stormed into the store, held up workers, and robbed the place of almost thirteen thousand dollars. While Mr Ciego is being charge for conspiracy to commit the robbery, no one has yet been charged for the actual robbery.
No plea was taken from Mr Ciego, but before he left the court room, he asked the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith for permission to speak. That’s when Leroy Ciego, who was unrepresented, said he had absolutely nothing to do with the robbery, and he didn’t want to go to jail for something he didn’t do. But due to the fact that the robbery occurred with the use of a firearm, no bail could be granted to Mr Ciego, and he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until October 9, 2014.