by Anita Nembhard-Flowers / freelance writer
Editor: channel 1 Belize.com
Belize City, Tues. Feb. 1, 2022
The woman screamed for help, as the off-duty police officer intercepted the robbers; who then assaulted him.
And while no report for the alleged robbery has been made against the would-be-robbers, today, that gun wielding suspect has been identify as 21-year-old, Kenyon Flores, a laborer who resides in Belize City. He appeared this morning unrepresented before a Magistrate in Court #6 on a single charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.
In court, Flores pleaded not guilty and due to the nature of the offense; (done with a gun) he was denied bail and remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until May 3, 2022.
In a report to police, PC Luis Santoya, 34, reported that on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at about 7:52 a.m., whilst off duty in civilian clothes walking in Constitution Park from the direction of Johnson Street, heading towards Woods Street, when his attention was drawn to a female shouting for help on Woods Street.
PC Santoya said he then noticed a dark complexion man, slim built about 5 feet 7 inches in height run pass him. He recognized the man to be a man he has known for the past 4 years and someone he knew well by name and face.
But PC Santoya said he was keeping focus on another man, a dark skin man he saw when he heard the female scream for help.
That person he also recognized as Kenyon Flores whom he also knew well for the last four years.
The dark skin man ran passed him from the direction of Woods Street into the Constitution Park with a brown purse in his hands and when PC Santoya attempted to stop the man by blocking his path, that is when he saw Flores thrown the purse to the other man whom had ran passed him earlier; and who he recognized.
The purse fell to the ground when Flores threw it to the other man and as PC Santoya bend down to pick it up, he came face-to-face with a chrome revolver pistol which he alleges, Flores pulled from his pants waist and pointed it into his chest area and said, “Move, move, move !.”
Fearing for his life PC Santoya said he remained still and left the purse on the ground.
That is when one of the two men grabbed the purse and both ran into the direction of Banak Street where they escaped.
The men had just committed a broad daylight robbery on a 47-year-old Bangladesh woman who is a Shop-Keeper of Woods Street.
No charges has been levied yet against the duo for the robbery of the woman as no report has been made yet in that matter.
Police are also still looking for the second suspect who acted along with Flores.
He remains at large but his identity is known to police.