Thursday 29 October, 2020

Police to help as Carapo residents being bullied, terrorized

Residents of Carapo have been calling on the intervention of police to aid with the crime situation in their community.

In recent town meetings, residents have even pointed out that some persons were being “bullied and terrorized”  by criminal elements into paying a safety fee to ensure that they were “protected”.

The reports were given to the head of the division Snr Sup Michael Daniel, and assurances were made that the police would be taking a more active role in the community.

It was said that a police post was expected to be installed in the area, however, to date, this has not been done.

With this in mind, when contacted this morning senior officers in the division wanted to express their apologies to residents of the area, and promised their assured commitment to the community.

It was explained that the police post which had been earmarked for the area had experienced mechanical troubles before it was transported, and as a result, repairs were being conducted first, before it was brought over.

However, these repairs were expected to be completed quickly, and the post is expected to be installed “in the immediate future”.

That said, the lack of the police post has not deterred officers from “amping up” their patrols in the community, as LoopTT was reminded that just last week, a couple was held with a pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition as  result of police exercises.

We must ensure that the Carapo community remains safe, and we have given our commitment to residents, so we will be keeping our word there. Exercises have been ongoing and will continue to be performed, and we will continue to be there for the men and women in the community,” LoopTT was told.

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