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23 May 2017






At around 2:48pm, on the 22nd of May 2017, police received information of a chopping incident in Red Bank Village and visited the area where Manuel SHO, 30-year-old of Red Bank Village, reported that a 15-year-old male student of Red Bank Village, approached him while he was sitting on a picnic table by the Primary School in the village and chopped him with a machete below the left side of his neck causing a large cut wound and another to the right forearm. He stated that he got chopped for no reason at all, as he had never had any altercation with the youth nor any exchange of words. SHO was transported to the Independence Poly Clinic and was later transferred to the Southern Regional Hospital, for further treatment. The 15-year-old was detained, pending charges.


On Monday 22nd May, 2017, police responded to a robbery at San Isidro Village, Toledo District, and visited the area where Mercedes De Jesus MADRRIL, 60-year-old Guatemalan Unemployed of Trio Village, was seen along the Southern Highway. Mercedes reported that he left his home in his Ford Ranger pickup truck at 10:15am, en route to Bella Vista when a male person stopped him just after crossing Swasey Bridge. He reported that he stopped for the person, thinking he wanted a ride, when another male person came out of the bushes, with a sawed off shotgun in his hand. They then robbed him of his wallet that was in between the seat, took $340.00 and threw his wallet on the ground. Mercedes stated that when he saw this, he grabbed the weapon and a struggle ensued where the shotgun went off firing into the roof of his vehicle, leaving a hole. Mercedes stated he then let go of the weapon where both perpetrators then left on a motorcycle. He then called the police for assistance. Police investigations continue.




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