Burglary charges for Belize City men

vlcsnap-2016-01-20-11h46m53s895One of the three persons charged on Monday with handling stolen goods in the Middle Long Caye case has been implicated along with another person in a burglary in Belize City. Raymond Garcia, 40, a bank  Officer and resident of Belama Phase 3 area reported to police that between 7:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m., on January 11, 2016, he left his home properly secure and whilst at work, he got a call from his neighbour that his home had been burglarized and stolen was a number of items including, a Dell Laptop, a watch, an A/C adaptor,  a Toshiba wall adaptor, a black power cord, a DVD Player and other vlcsnap-2016-01-20-11h46m47s262items value $517.00. Today, Jason Cortez, who was already charged in the sea pirating case on Monday, faced additional charges of handling stolen goods for the Garcia burglary. He pleaded not guilty to handling $517.00 worth of his items. Also charged is 19 year old Tyrone King construction worker and resident of the Belama Phase 3 area, for handling a pair of Jordan brand slippers valued at $135 and belonging to Garcia. He was charged after police nabbed him with Garcia’s stolen slippers on January 11, 2016. King was offered bail of $1,000 plus one surety of the same. Both men return to court on March 18.

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