U.S. Retiree robbed and injured during a home invasion on the island
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
Investigations continue into an aggravated burglary that reportedly occurred on Saturday, August 1st, in the San Pablo area of San Pedro Town. Police visited the residence of U.S. National, retired 75-year-old John Wallace, who was observed with a bloody face and body. He told police he was held up by an armed Hispanic male person who stole over $4,000 BZ that he had in his house.
According to the victim’s report, around 2:30 PM on Saturday, while sitting on a chair inside his house in San Pablo, with his front door open, a male person of Hispanic descent showed up with what appeared to be a 9mm pistol. Wallace described the person tall, about 6 feet in height, slim build, wearing a grey T-shirt, black pants, black shoes, grey mask, and a white T-shirt tied over his head. He entered his house demanding money.
Inside the house, the assailant took a knife from the kitchen, and a struggle ensued between him and Wallace. Wallace sustained small cut wounds to the left little finger and left ring finger; the culprit proceeded to kick him twice to his body and head, causing Wallace to fall to the floor. The culprit tied Wallace’s hands and feet with a white electrical cord and then opened a metal safe, stealing the sum of $4,500BZ. After that, the culprit ran away from the scene.
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