Many Belizeans are sympathetic to the victims, but many are commenting on Social Media, as to why anyone would keep so much cash in a home.
Initial reports are, that this morning (Tuesday Oct. 12th.) at approximately 3.30am. the occupants of a house on Chancellor Ave. in Belize City, Dr. Marina Reyes and nurse Melinda Guerra were face to face with 4 intruders, armed with handguns and knives, the thieves reportedly netted over $130,000 in total value, of cash, Jewelry and a Hilux pick-up.
The intruders searched the house whilst holding the doctor and the other occupant at gunpoint, Apparently knowing that there may be a large sum of money inside the house; they found a money stash in a money pan, and according to the report the pan contained $13,000,09 US$ ( Bz$26,000.18) in cash.
The intruders also stole an assortment of jewelry from the nurse and a Light grey double cab Hilux Pickup truck belonging to Dr. Reyes, which is valued over $100.000 Bz$.
Dr. Marina Reyes is an internist at Belize Health Care Partners. The intruders reportedly wore masks and gloves.
Police say the occupants of the house did not suffer any injuries.
NOTE: The legal and technical definition of a Home Invasion is when the occupants are at home .