Cops chided for sluggish response after Canal No. 2 burglary

A Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara resident is questioning where the police patrols are after her storeroom was broken into sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning and ranks failed to respond until hours after she made a report.

Malaika Persaud of Block S, Middlesex, Canal Number Two told Stabroek News that when relatives woke yesterday, they found that the storeroom had been broken into and a mist-blower valued at $130 000 was stolen. She said that she reported the matter to the Wales police station and was promised that a patrol would be at her home by 8am. However, at that time, no one had come and upon checking, she was told that the ranks were “at church” at Leonora, she said.

Persaud said that the burglar had left some footprints and they had covered this against the rains. She said that the mist-blower was the only thing they noticed missing. At 11am, she returned to the police station and escorted the police to her home, where they took fingerprints. The upset woman questioned where the “increased surveillance” promised by the police were. In a recent press statement following a newspaper report about a spate of burglaries in Canal Number Two, the police said that they have increased their patrols within the community.

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