Thursday 23 November, 2017

Pregnant woman hospitalised after attack in Arima

A 26-year-old woman, who is seven months pregnant, was hospitalized following an attack at her Arima home.

The woman, whose identity is being withheld, was chopped in an incident which took place on Thursday morning.

According to reports, the woman was at home when at about 11:30 am that day, two men armed with a cutlass stormed the premises.

The intruders announced a hold-up and demanded that the woman hand over her valuables.

The woman, however, told the assailants that she had no money or anything of real value at the house.

One of the men confronted the woman while the other scoured the home for items of value.

During the confrontation, the woman screamed, which resulted in the intruder chopping the woman.

The two assailants then fled the scene.

Neighbours who heard the commotion and notified the police, and the wounded woman was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

Her injuries, police said, were thankfully not life-threatening.

Investigators are hoping to secure surveillance footage from the area to assist in identifying the suspects.

More on this as it becomes available.