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Police were still
that could lead to
the arrest of the
bandits who stole
Mighty Shadow s
vehicle, up to yes-
proper name is Win-
ston Bailey, was
robbed of his Toyota
Rav 4, PCT 9861,
and shot at by the
bandits outside his
Mt Hope home on
Shadow tried to
prevent the thieves
from driving away
with the vehicle, but
one of them opened
fire on him. He told
the T&T Guardian he
was thankful that he
to escape the ordeal,
but was hopeful he
would get his vehicle
President of the
Lutalo Masimba (Bro
expressed regret over
"We have a cam-
paign against crime
over the years and
rallies for peace
throughout the year,"
from Tuco said it was
unfortunate and they
hoped the "police
have this resolved as
soon as possible."
If anyone knows
the whereabouts of
the vehicle they can
contact 555, 800-
TIPS or the nearest
A grandmother narrowly
escaped serious injury or death on
Monday night, after gunplay out-
side her Barataria home led to a
stray bullet entering her bedroom
and grazing her left breast as she
Everil Phillip, 52, said she was
asleep around 8.15 on Monday,
when a bullet came through her
galvanise roof and grazed her body.
"I heard a loud noise on the roof,
and I jumped out of bed. I thought
something fell on the roof," Phillip
She said she looked up and saw
a hole in the roof, then felt "a
burning" on her left breast. When
she touched her breast, she said,
she felt blood and realised she had
"I started to bawl," she recalled,
saying she then realised the bullet
was lying on her bed.
"It just came through the roof
and hit me," she said incredulous-
ly.The wound is now swollen,
bandaged and discoloured, but is
less painful, Phillip told the T&T
Phillip lives on the Eastern Main
Road and police believe the bullet
came from a gun which was fired
in the air.
"It s shocking. I was shaking.
But I thank God, I could have lost
my life right there on my bed."
Her 13-year-old granddaughter,
Natifa George, was sleeping in an
adjacent bed, and was also shaken
by the incident. Phillip said she
immediately asked to go back
home to her father after the inci-
Phillip said it could have been
"If I was lying a little more to
the left, it could have gone through
my heart. I thank God for life."
Her son Jason Phillip has since
patched the hole in the roof.
Phillip was treated at the Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Com-
plex in Mt Hope, where her
wounds were dressed and band-
aged. She is recovering at home,
taking antibiotics and painkillers.
Stray bullet cuts through Barataria roof
A 25-year-old man charged
with the larceny of a vehicle
from Guardian Media Ltd on
Abercromby Street, Port-of-
Spain, has been sentenced to
four years hard labour.
Michael Maraj, an Amalgamat-
ed Security Services officer,
appeared before Magistrate
Rajendra Rambachan in the Port-
of-Spain Fourth Magistrates
A report was made to the
police on December 22 that a
white Ford Ranger, valued at
$175,000, had been stolen from
the GML compound. The vehicle
was stolen from the parking area
on Abercromby Street.
Port-of-Spain CID investigated
and Maraj was subsequently
charged by PC Chris Hosting.
Yesterday, Maraj pleaded guilty
before Rambachan and was
GML s general manager of
operations, Douglas Wilson, said
he was pleased with the police
response and the security firm s
co-operation in the investiga-
"We have a degree of closure.
We expect further police effort
into the matter and look forward
to similar results. Again, my grat-
itude," he said. The vehicle was
Williams ate din-
ner at his brother s
Jackson Place, East
Dry River, Port-of-
night, then disap-
For the past five
days, relatives have
been looking for the
without finding a
trace of evidence
on where he could
The police have also been unable to make any
breakthrough in the case.
Jawara Olatunde reported his brother s disap-
pearance to police on Monday.
He came to Guardian building in Port-of-Spain
yesterday seeking the public s help in finding his
All he had was Williams s national identification
card, the only photo he has of his brother.
He had shown the same photo to the police on
Monday, hoping for assistance in locating his
Williams, he said, has never left home for a long
period without informing him.
His daily routine included early-morning runs
around the Queen s Park Savannah, teaching lessons
at the homework centre on Piccadilly Street and
maybe going to visit a friend in Salybia, Toco,
three times a year.
"I went to sleep on Christmas night and when
I woke up he was not there. I didn t get worried
immediately because he is a runner, that s what
he does. He is older than me but looks younger
because he exercises a lot. I thought maybe he
had gone round the Savannah for a run," Olatunde
But the hours passed and Williams did not
return, then a day passed and still there was no
Calls to Williams s cellphone went unanswered.
Olatunde said he found his brother s book of
contact numbers and started calling numbers in
an attempt to get information.
He found out that Williams was scheduled to
give lessons at the homework centre on Piccadilly
Street on Boxing Day and the Friday and Saturday
that followed. He, however, never showed up to
meet those engagements.
Williams s friend in Salybia, who only identified
himself as Andy, said he saw the missing man on
Christmas morning at his home in Toco and had
no idea where he could have gone after he left.
Andy said he gave Williams food to take home
with in a round, blue container.
The container, Olatunde said, is still in the apart-
ment but Williams has completely disappeared.
Olatunde is appealing to anyone with information
to contact the Besson Street Police Station at 623-
Man appeals for
help to find
Kareem Farrell, 25, and his friend Jed Andrews
disappeared after a gathering at a neighbour s
house in Malabar last month.
The duo was last seen on December 14 in a
silver Nissan B14 vehicle in Malabar.
Anyone with info is advised to contact 466-
7226 or the Malabar police at 643-2358.
Guard jailed for theft of GML van
Barataria resident Everil Phillip shows the injury she received when a stray bullet pierced her roof and struck
her while she slept in her bed on Monday night. PHOTO: ANDRE ALEXANDER
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