High Speed Hijack on the George Price Highway; One Man Hospitalized

Belize police CapTonight there are reports of a high-speed hijack that resulted in the arrest of three Belizean unemployed men of Teakettle Village.

According to the Officer Commanding Belmopan Police, sometime around 10:20 pm last night, Bolivia National Ricardo Guzman, Chief Mechanic of Discoveries Oil Company, and a resident of teakettle village was driving the companies car.

Upon reaching the junction of George Price Highway and Valley of Peace road, two male persons jumped into the vehicle as it was slowing down.  One of the male persons reportedly pointed a .38 revolver hand gun at his head and told him that nothing will happen to him if he does what he is told and keeps driving.  Fearing for his life, Guzman complied with their request.

Near Teakettle village, one of the male persons hit Guzman on the head and took away his wallet, which contained BZ$30, and his personal Bolivian documents.

Whilst driving he was ordered to stop for a third person who was waiting on the road side.

After two hours of being ordered to drive, Guzman reportedly saw an opportunity and punched one of the male persons who was sitting next to him and proceeded in jumping out of the vehicle.

Guzman then alerted the Belmopan Police. the Quick Response Team and the Special Patrol United immediately went into investigation.

vlcsnap-2014-05-06-19h31m29s147According to police the 2012 white toyota car that was hijacked was equipped with a GPS system, which Belmopan police used to locate the said vehicle.  As a result the Belmopan Police found the vehicle somewhere in Teakettle village, Belmopan, along with all the items Guzman reported missing.

Also found inside the vehicle were three male persons all unemployed residents of Teakettle village, all of whom are in their early 20’s.

The three men were taken into custody, however, according to Belmopan Police, in the process of detention one of the male persons was shot at the scene and is presently at the Western Regional Hospital receiving treatment under police surveillance.

According to the Officer in Command, though the matter is still under investigation the, high-speed hijackers will be charged shortly.

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