A would be thief lasted only 10 minutes on the run before he was caught by Corozal police.
According to police reports, at around 8:45 pm on Monday January 5th, Estala Lopez, a 27 year old Belizean Domestic of Corozal Town, was walking on College Road when a Hispanic male approached her and seized her 10 karat gold chain valued at $400 dollars and escaped on foot.
About 10 minutes later, police intercepted a man who fitted the description given to them, and he was positively identified as the assailant. [
The man was identified as 25 year old Pablo Alejandro Kumul, a Belizean of San Ignacio Town and San Pedrito Area, San Pedro Town.
The gold chain was retrieved from his person. and the accused was arrested and charged for the crime of theft.
On Monday he appeared before magistrate Hurl Hamilton in Corozal, where he pled guilty to the charge and was fined one thousand dollars ($1,000), plus five dollars cost fine, to be paid no later than the 28 of February, or 10 months in default.
Pablo Kumul had 3 previous convictions, all for possession of drugs in San Pedro Town and Corozal Town.