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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, January 18, 2014
During the first half of January
2014, CNC3 s popular talk show
Crime Watch has been successful in
solving a number of cases.
One day after his investigation
began, Ian Alleyne, host of the show,
located the suspect in a break-in at
a Central foreign used car parts store.
The Chaguanas man surrendered
to acting Senior Supt Johnny Abraham
and police at a cemetery in Chagua-
nas. He was subsequently charged at
the Chaguanas Police Station.
In an unrelated incident, Kevin
Lord, of St Joseph, had his car seized
by police at Chaguanas in December
2013, and was told it would be
returned to him in four years. Ian
directed Lord to visit acting Senior
Supt Abraham, who assisted with
recovering his vehicle from the police
one day after his television appearance.
A San Juan bar owner was also pro-
pelled into action after Shanice
McKellar, of Tobago, claimed he owed
her $16,000 since October 2013. The
day after McKellar s television appear-
ance, an associate of the businessman
delivered $7,000 to Ian at the Crime
Watch studio. His associate reported
that the bar owner was out of the
country, but will be back in two weeks
to pay the balance.
Alleyne gave McKellar strict
instructions to contact him again if
the businessman does not meet the
Double blow for Bruce family
A Laventille man was severely
injured when he was chopped by a
male relative on December 5.
Steve Bruce was asleep in his East-
ern Quarry, Laventille, home when
he was attacked. He told Ian the inci-
dent was not being investigated, and
the assigned officer had not contacted
him. Photos of the scene of the chop-
ping and the injuries Bruce had suf-
fered were considered too graphic for
Tragedy hit the Bruce family again
when their home, which belongs to
Pearl Bruce Edwards, was burned
down on December 23. The house
was also the scene of the gruesome
chopping of Edwards s son, Steve
Bruce, earlier in December.
Edwards believes a female relative
is responsible for the arson attack.
It is yet to be determined whether
the two incidents are related.
Minister of Social Development
and the People Dr Glen Ramadhars-
ingh was contacted and pledged his
Daniel Austin, marketing manager
of XTra Foods Supermarket, presented
Edwards with a hamper, one of ten
donated to Crime Watch on a month-
Help solve these crimes
Some crimes reported to Crime
Watch still remain unsolved.
Mystery surrounds the murder of
48-year-old San Juan resident Ganesh
Daniram, whose body was found in
the Caroni River earlier this month.
Some time after he left a San Juan
bar on the night of January 1, Daniram
was shot in the head, his feet tied to
a brick and his body dumped in the
river near the Caroni Bird Sanctuary.
His blue Toyota Fielder, PCZ 4555, is
still missing, although Ian has received
information that it had been spotted
in a hilly area in Arima. Anyone locat-
ing the vehicle could assist authorities
in solving the seventh murder of 2014.
Meanwhile, Farisha Mohammed,
the mother of murder victim Salisha
Langtoo, appeared on Crime Watch
pleading with anyone who has infor-
mation on the killing to come forward.
who lived at McBean, Couva, was
found dead at the Chaguanas Public
Cemetery on December 11, 2013.
Autopsy results showed Langtoo was
bludgeoned to death.
Mohammed told Ian she believes
that two surviving victims of the
attack could provide valuable infor-
Have you seen Alex Leith?
When 20-year-old Alex Aaron
Leith left his Petit Valley home on
December 21, his mother Petronella
Burke expected him to return a few
hours later---but he has not been seen
or heard from since.
In an off-camera interview earlier
this week, Burke said: "It s like he
just disappeared, just disappeared
from the world. After 20 years, do
you know how hard that is? He is
my last child."
She could not compose herself
enough to appear on television a third
Leith, also known as "Happy Feet,"
was last seen wearing a green and
white T-shirt, grey jeans and green
and white sneakers.
Suspected thief surrenders
after being exposed
The missing blue Toyota Fielder Wagon belonging to murder victim Ganesh
Missing: Alex Aaron Leith, 20, from
Petit Valley, last seen on December 21.
Ganesh Daniram from San Juan,
whose body was found in the
Caroni River on January 2.
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