Michael Usher remanded for armed robbery

Michael Usher

A well-known criminal figure and resident of Pinks Alley, 30-year-old Michael Anthony Usher, has been arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on a single charge of robbery. He is being accused of robbing a security guard of the National Fisherman Cooperative at gunpoint and making off with $380. The incident dates back to Saturday, February 13, 2021 while Edwardo Castro was on duty. Usher allegedly visited the building under the pretense of purchasing fish before turning on the security guard. He pushed Castro into the bathroom and held him at gunpoint before demanding his cash. Fearing for his life, Castro handed over $380.
Usher, who was unrepresented in court, pleaded not guilty but because a firearm is said to have been used in the commission of this crime, he was denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison until May 17, 2021. Usher has several cases before the court including a recent charge of theft where he is accused of stealing a woman’s phone.