Robbers Steal Income and Jewelry from “Tanga’s” Grave

Jan 31, 2022

Robbers Steal Income and Jewellery from “Tanga’s” Grave

It dates back to the days of historical civilizations and has happened in Belize ahead of, but more than the weekend, tomb robbers, exhibiting no respect for the dead, desecrated a grave at the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery. It reportedly happened at nightfall, just following Winston “Tanga” James was interred, adhering to a spirited funeral procession with stay illustrations or photos displaying the placement of money and valuables in his casket. Marion Ali has the story in the next report.


Winston “Tanga” James

Marion Ali, Reporting

He was the avenue figure who was sought in dying as he was in everyday living as the grave of the guy that the country arrived to know as Tanga was damaged into a lot less than a day immediately after he was laid to relaxation. Winston James was gunned down as he drove alongside West Canal on Friday, January 20-very first. He was buried on Saturday with a complete large amount of cash and jewellery positioned in the casket as the event aired are living on Facebook. And 8 hrs later on, grave robbers broke into the tomb and stole the cash and products. Andrew Munnings of Munnings Funeral Providers and Live Occasions and Styles shared the disturbing discovery by means of a live submit on Facebook on Sunday, and mentioned that with authorization from the Ministry of Well being, they exhumed the casket to see the damage that experienced been completed.


Andrew Munnings

Andrew Munnings, Reside Situations & Patterns

“Upon arriving below just now, we realized that the bricks that we had put there ended up not the unique bricks that we had sent, which really indicates quickly the tomb was tampered with, the flowers that were being within the tomb had been now outside the house the tomb. So on opening the tomb, we realized that the casket was not positioned how we put it. So we opened the casket and all jewelry, all the income that was set on Tanga yesterday, an individual arrived in the program of final night time and early this morning to rob Tanga of all his possessions.”


The robbers, who spotted a law enforcement cellular in the spot, reportedly fled the scene, and the Police Department’s Communications Director, Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood states that the law enforcement could not set up if everything was stolen at that time. Nevertheless, the officer urges the relatives to file an official report of the tomb theft, so that they can examine.


Fitzroy Yearwood

Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Division

“We would stimulate some relative or it’s possible even the undertaker to come and make a complaint to the law enforcement. Of course, we are not disregarding the fact that police officers did reply to a get in touch with of disturbance someday soon after two a.m., yesterday, Sunday the thirtieth. Our officers, when arriving at the scene at the cemetery, observed some individuals functioning absent from that region. If you are familiar with that cemetery, you would know that if the officers entered by way of car, they would hear and see the law enforcement coming from a distance. So individuals people built good their escape.”


Although the household members are hoping that the jewellery items will display up at pawn shops for traceability, they experienced to endure the agony of the vandalism and robbery soon after they had been known as out to the cemetery on Sunday and resolved to take out all remaining valuables from the casket. Even worse than that, having said that, was that they had to bury their dead liked a person a next time.


Reporting for Information 5, I am Marion Ali.