Thursday 18 October, 2018

Criminals faking baby cries, Woodbrook residents warned

Residents in Woodbrook have warned of men making sounds like that of babies crying, in the hopes that residents will come to assist and become victims of crime. 

Others have warned of persons trying to open parked cars along a busy street while residents attended church, as well as car batteries being stolen.

The Woodbrook Residents' Association said in an update on Monday that those living and working in the area should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. 

"There has been a lot of criminal activity in Woodbrook and we are again asking you to be vigilant. Here are some of the activities we have been advised of:"

"We have reports of a man trying the doors of all the parked cars he could reach as the owners attended mass at St Theresa's Church.

"There are also reports of someone passing along Petra Street making baby sounds to fool people into coming outside to help the baby in trouble in an attempt to lure them outside."

"Cars parked around Siegert Square have had their batteries stolen. This however is occurring throughout Woodbrook."

"We are asking that you all be vigilant and if you see something or someone out of place call the police at 628-9171, and where possible take a photo or video if you can," the group said. 

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service said it will be revamping its E999 emergency response system to better assist citizens.

Persons wishing to report crimes can call 555, 999, 911 or 800-TIPS.


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