Taximan beats theft charge

A Belize City taxi man accused of theft of two vehicles and over $5,000 in cash from a an international company who lived in the Cayo area was today set free of the charge of theft when the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith dismissed the charges after the prosecution provided no evidence in the case against him. 39 year old Robert Henry Young Junior, a Taxi operator of Vernon Street, Belize City, was charged with four counts of theft. The first count alleges that between October 2012 and August 2013, Young Junior stole a black Saturn vehicle value $8,000, property of Star Service Leasing Company. He was further accused of stealing, a white Kia Sportage vehicle valued at $10,000 vlcsnap-9921-09-06-06h27m49s728property of the same company between October 2012 and August 2013. The final two counts concerned alleged cash stolen of $1,500 on May 13, 2013, and $4,800 on June 26, 2013. However, the virtual complainant could not be located and so the case could not be continued.   The police had sent summons all the way to the Cayo area where they believe the victim had moved to but they were unable to locate him there.

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