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Police are searching for a gang
of burglars who broke into a mall
in downtown Port-of-Spain on
Thursday night and escaped with
hundreds of thousands of dollars
worth of merchandise.
Kennedy Garib, the manager of
Time Plaza Mall at Henry Street,
arrived at around 5 am yesterday
morning to find a large hole in a
wall. He realised the alarm system
had been destroyed and called the
Detectives of the Port-of-Spain
CID, led by ASP Ajith Persad,
arrived soon after and discovered
that showcases of 17 of the stores
at the mall had been broken.
The owners of the businesses,
which included a pharmacy, a cell-
phone retailer, an electronic store
and several clothing stores, were
Investigators said the owners
were unable to immediately esti-
mate the value of the stolen items,
but the burglars scored a sizeable
They said some of the burglars
activities were captured on CCTV
cameras and several fingerprints
were lifted off surfaces at the scene.
While police said an arrest is immi-
nent, no one had been arrested up
to late yesterday.
Investigators described the group
of burglars as "professionals" and
said they would have had the
building under surveillance for
some time before attempting the
In an interview with television
station CNC3 yesterday, president
of the Downtown Owners and
Merchant Association Gregory
Aboud said while his organisation
was disturbed by the incident, it
was happy that such occurrences
were rare in Port-of-Spain, as they
seemed to only happen once a year.
"It is always a traumatic and
discouraging experience," Aboud
was quoted as saying.
Investigations are continuing.
Stores suffer 'sizeable' losses as...
The Ministry of Education is
investigating how a steel gate
fell on a six-year-old pupil at a
San Fernando school on
First-year pupil Nicholai Webb,
of St John s Village, San Fernando,
remained warded at the San Fer-
nando General Hospital up to
Police said the child was leav-
ing the San Fernando Seventh
Day Adventist Primary School at
Pouchet Street around 3.30 pm
when the gate fell on him, causing
cuts, bruises and other injuries.
Another student was said to
have been playing with the sliding
gate when it suddenly came off
Media relations co-ordinator
at the Ministry of Education
Yolanda Morales-Carvalho said
yesterday that Nicholai s condi-
tion was improving. Although
not at liberty to divulge the child s
medical condition, she said he
suffered no broken bones.
She said the corporate com-
munications division of the min-
istry has been in contact with
the child s parents and coun-
selling will be offered to the fam-
ily.She added that ministry offi-
cials have visited the school and
the Education Facilities Company
Ltd has been told of the incident
and will repair the gate.
Steel gate falls on primary school pupil
A 38-year-old La Brea woman
was remanded into custody for
the attempted murder of her hus-
band yesterday after no one stood
Fudana Preddie, of Vessigny Vil-
lage, appeared before magistrate
Maria Busby Earle-Caddle in the
Point Fortin First Court.
Police said around 7.20 pm on
Thursday, La Brea vendor Anthony
Preddie, 51, was at home with
Fudana when they had an argu-
The woman allegedly stabbed
Preddie in the chest.
He was taken to the Point Fortin
Area Hospital, where he was treat-
ed and discharged.
Fudana Preddie, who was arrest-
ed and charged by PC Toolsie, was
granted $80,000 bail, but since no
relative was able to gather the
money, she was taken to the Gold-
en Grove Prison in Arouca.
The matter was adjourned to
December 6. (KF)
Woman charged with stabbing husband remains in jail
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