Police Recover Stolen Ministry of Health Vehicle in Guatemala

Police recover stolen Ministry of Health vehicle in Guatemala, highlighting rise in truck thefts in Belize for high demand in neighboring country.

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Police Recover Stolen Ministry of Health Vehicle in Guatemala

Police Recover Stolen Ministry of Health Vehicle in Guatemala

Police have recovered a stolen Toyota Hilux pickup truck belonging to Belize's Ministry of Health and Wellness after the vehicle was taken to neighboring Guatemala. The truck was stolen around midnight on Thursday from the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan, Belize.

Authorities tracked the vehicle's GPS location to Peten, Guatemala. Police in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize worked with their counterparts in Peten to locate and retrieve the stolen Hilux. "The police tracked the vehicle's GPS location to Peten, Guatemala," according to reports.

The Belize Police Department continues to collaborate with Guatemalan authorities on the investigation into the theft. Belize's Interior Minister praised the quick response and coordination between law enforcement in both countries that led to the vehicle's recovery.

Why this matters: The incident highlights an increase in vehicle thefts, especially of pickup trucks, in Belize. These types of vehicles are in high demand in Guatemala, making them a target for thieves.

While the stolen Toyota Hilux belonging to the Ministry of Health and Wellness has been recovered, the police investigation into the theft is ongoing. Authorities have not released any information about potential suspects or arrests made in connection with the case. The Western Regional Hospital from where the truck was stolen has not commented on the incident or any additional security measures being implemented in response to the theft.

Key Takeaways

  • Police recovered stolen Toyota Hilux truck from Belize's Ministry of Health.
  • Truck was stolen from Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan, Belize.
  • Police tracked vehicle's GPS to Peten, Guatemala and recovered it.
  • Belize and Guatemala authorities collaborated on the theft investigation.
  • Increase in vehicle thefts, especially pickup trucks, in Belize for Guatemala market.