Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 13th 2014 Contents A6
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, January 13, 2014
STRIKING A POSE
These women strike a pose during Illusions Blac2Blue breakfast cooler
party, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Saturday. PHOTO: DAVID WEARS
A 47-year-old Arima man is fight-
ing for his life after being shot near
his home yesterday.
According to reports, around 9.45
am, Sheldon Isaac, of Savannah Road,
Peytonville, Arima, went to purchase
doubles from a group of vendors at the
corner of Spancrete Boulevard and
O Meara Road, Arima.
Eyewitnesses told police when Issac
was returning to his green Toyota
Corolla, which was parked nearby, he
was confronted by a gunman.
The gunman drew a gun and shot
Isaac several times in his chest, head
and right arm. As Isaac collapsed next
to his car, the gunman ran away.
Northern Division Police led by Sgts
Toorie and Katwaroo arrived on the
scene within minutes and took Isaac
to the Arima Health Facility.
Isaac was then transfered to the Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Complex in
Mt Hope, where he remained warded
in a critical condition, up to late yes-
terday. Police arrested a man fitting
the description of the suspect near the
Man shot near doubles stand
Police are investigating the
death of a 57-year-old man,
whose decomposing body was
found floating in a river near his
Police said shortly after 9 am,
they received a report from a villager
that a man s body was floating face
down in a river off Old Bay Road,
Maracas Bay. The officers arrived on
the scene soon after and fished the
body out of the water. The man was
later identified as Soman Mangroo.
Mangroo, originally from St Mary s
Village, South Oropouche, moved
into a house near to where his body
was found, a little over a year ago.
His body was then taken to the
Forensic Science Centre in St James
where an autopsy will be performed
later today. Police said Mangroo s
body was in an advance stage of
decomposition and did not appear
to have any marks of violence.
"It appears that he had been in
the river for a couple of days. All we
know about him right now is that
he was a heavy drinker," a senior
police source said.
Homicide detectives believe that
Mangroo may have fallen into the
river while intoxicated and drowned,
however, they said they would wait
on the autopsy before classifying his
Investigations are continuing.
Veteran calypsonian Denyse
Plummer was attacked by a gang
of pickpockets after leaving a bar
on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook,
early Saturday morning.
While Plummer, who won the
Calypso Monarch crown in 2001 with
her hits, Heroes and Nah Leaving, was
not injured in the incident, she was
robbed of her $4,000 iPhone.
"It could have been worse. I could
have had a knife in my stomach,"
Plummer said in a brief telephone
She said shortly after 3 am, she left
a bar with her best friend and was
walking to her car when she was greet-
ed by a group of four women.
"They ran towards me, jumped on
me and started to hug me. I thought
they were just excited fans," Plummer
She said her cigarette lighter fell
out of her handbag and when she bent
down to pick it up, one of the women
stuck her hand in the bag and stole
"When I realised what was going
on, I started to oppose them and asked
them to give me back my phone,"
She said the women ignored her
pleas and got into a white car parked
at the side of the road and drove off.
Plummer reported the incident to
detectives assigned to Woodbrook
Police Station who are continuing
She said while she had got over the
incident, she was still upset since the
phone was a gift from her children.
Plummer warned other visitors to
the popular liming hot spot to be vig-
ilant when leaving bars and clubs.
"They (the gang) are quiet, profes-
sional and very serious," Plummer said.
In 2011, Plummer, 60, of Haleland
Park, Maraval, was awarded the Hum-
mingbird Medal (Gold) for her con-
tribution to culture in T&T.
Police sources said investigators
were reviewing CCTV footage from
cameras at businesses where Plummer
A police source said there have been
several reports of other limers being
robbed by the same gang in the past
"We are paying close attention to
this group of women. They seem very
unassuming but they are indeed very
dangerous," the source said.
Meanwhile, police are continuing
investigations into the carjacking of
another veteran calypsonian, Shadow,
which took place on December 29,
Shadow, whose real name is Win-
ston Bailey, was parked in front of his
Mt Hope home when he was robbed
at gunpoint of his Toyota Rav 4 SUV.
The vehicle had not been recovered
up to yesterday.
Shadow won the Road March in
1974 and 2001 with Bassman and
Stranger, respectively, and the Calypso
Monarch in 2000 with What s Wrong
With Me and Scratch Meh Back.
He also won the International Soca
Monarch with Stranger in 2001 and
was the recipient of the Hummingbird
Medal (Silver) in 2003.
Citizens warned to guard against pickpocketing...
robbed of iPhone
Body found in Maracas river
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