Security guard shot during robbery attempt

Police areseeking one person from the Taylor’s Alley area in Belize City in connection with the robbery of New Asia Restaurant on Vernon Street in Belize City just before 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday. According to police, 31 year old security guard for the establishment, Victor Hendy, was outside the restaurant when he responded to a call from inside and upon looking through the door inside saw a dark-skinned man carrying a handgun and attempting to rob the Chinese female shopkeeper. He immediately dialed 911. The assailant exited the establishment and fired once at Hendy to the neck before escaping with another man in the direction of Mosul Street half a block away. Hendy is currently in stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Police did not indicate if the robber and his accomplice managed to get away with anything.

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