Offered bail for Caye Caulker armed robbery Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

A teenager accused of holding up a gas attendant at Caye Caulker Fuels is out on bail granted to him st the Supreme Court. He is 18-year-old Daniel Hughes, Jr., who was arraigned for robbery with a firearm in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on August 27, 2018.

The allegations are that two teens robbed Linos Chuck, a gas attendant, of BZD $500, USD $1,100, and a cell phone while armed. According to Caye Caulker police, Hughes was seen disposing of a 9mm CZL pistol loaded with 11 live rounds of ammunition.

For that, Hughes was jointly charged with a 16-year-old minor who pleaded guilty to the charge and is awaiting sentencing on September 27, 2018 before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford. Hughes took a different approach and with the help of his attorney, Leeroy Banner, took his case to the Supreme Court for bail on Friday, September 7, 2018.

The bail application was heard before Justice Francis Cumberbatch along with prosecution, represented by Crown Counsel Janelle Thomas-Shorter. Thomas-Shorter had no objection to bail and Hughes was offered bail in the sum of $5,000 plus one surety of the same which he was able to meet. Along with his bail, he was ordered to report to the police station once a week and to appear in court for all his adjournments. He was also ordered to stay away from the virtual complainant in the case.