The recently opened UNO Gas Service Station located in Tower Hill in the Orange Walk District was targeted by robbers in the wee hours of today February 1st, 2019.
Belizean Security Guards 53 year old Teodoro Jimenez of Guinea Grass Village in Orange Walk and 55 year old Francisco Santana of Douglas Village also in Orange Walk were on duty when the incident occurred at around 1:47am. Santana told police he was accosted by a male person who demanded money and escorted him to the security booth where Jimenez was. The criminal threatened both men at gunpoint and ordered them to remain in the booth. At that time two other assailants arrived in the area, demanded money and the keys to the gas station convenience store.
None of the demands was met and that is when the culprit with the firearm hit Jimenez on the face injuring him. With no money and no keys to the store, the assailants then proceeded to rob Santana and Jimenez of their belongings before leaving the area. Police are investigating.