Security guard and robber battle it out in foiled robbery

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Police have detained a man who attempted a robbery in San Ignacio. Last night, Monday June 15 at about 10:05 p.m., San Ignacio Police responded to a robbery in progress at Chuc’s Gas Station located on Bullet Tree Road, San Ignacio. When the cops arrived on the scene, two male persons were fighting in a drain in front of the gas station. Police investigation revealed that at 10:00 p.m. the 56-year-old pump attendant at the gas station was approached by a male person who pointed a firearm at him and demanded money. Upon seeing this, the 28-year-old security guard intervened and approached the robber with a machete where a struggle ensued between the robber and the security with both receiving injuries. Police have since detained 37-year-old Melhem Kelly of Orange Street, San Ignacio and recovered a six shooter Rusty and chrome .38 special with three 9mm live rounds. Kelly has been detained as police investigations continue.

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