On early February we told you about the daring armed robbery at the Uno Gas Station on Youth For the Future Drive, near the Bel China bridge. It happened around 9:00 am, when two armed men ambushed the messenger who was carrying deposit bags. They took his knapsack with two Scotia bank deposit bags loaded with $15,878.00 in cash. Both men then ran off.
Well today, five weeks later, police have charged a well known criminal figure for robbery. He is 24 year old Lloyd Leslie Jr., a Belize City labourer of #5 Bocotora Street.
Late this evening, Leslie Jr., appeared before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza where he pleaded not guilty to the single charge of robbery with a firearm. He was denied bail and remanded. No other suspect has been arrested.