Friday 15 February, 2019

Elderly British couple attacked, robbed in Queen's Park Savannah

Updated Story:

A female British national who was injured during a robbery on Boxing Day at the Queens Park Savannah was discharged from the Port of Spain General Hospital on Thursday.

A 74-year-old man and his 72-year-old-wife arrived in Trinidad and Tobago via the vessel MSC Preziosa, which docked in Port of Spain around 9 am on Wednesday.

The man told police they left the vessel to go sight-seeing.

According to reports, the couple went to the Queens Park Savannah in the vicinity of the St. Ann’s roundabout around midday.

There, they were approached by a man armed with a knife.

The suspect attempted to grab the woman’s bag, which she was wearing across her shoulder.

A struggle ensued during which the suspect attempted to cut the strap of the bag.

The woman’s hand was cut in the process.

The suspect escaped with the bag containing a cell-phone and two credit cards.

The woman was taken to hospital where she underwent surgery.

Investigations are continuing.

 

Original Story:

A British couple was attacked and robbed in Port of Spain on Boxing Day.

A 74-year-old man and his 72-year-old-wife arrived in Trinidad and Tobago via the vessel MSC Preziosa, which docked in Port of Spain around 9 am on Wednesday.

The man told police they left the vessel to go sight-seeing.

According to reports, the couple went to the Queens Park Savannah and sat on a bench in the vicinity of the St. Ann’s roundabout around midday.

There, they were approached by a man armed with a knife.

The suspect attempted to grab the woman’s bag, which she was wearing across her shoulder.

A struggle ensued during which the suspect attempted to cut the strap of the bag.

The woman’s hand was cut in the process.

The suspect escaped with the bag containing a cell-phone and two credit cards.

The woman was taken to hospital where she was expected to undergo surgery.

She remains warded and investigations are continuing.

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