Sunday 20 August, 2017

Sangre Grande Regional Corp holds emergency meeting after robberies

(Photo: Chairman Rondon, Insp. Baran and representatives from various church and business communities).

(Photo: Chairman Rondon, Insp. Baran and representatives from various church and business communities).

A disturbing rise in crime, including the robbery of three elderly women at a Sangre Grande Church, led to an emergency meeting being held among the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, police, local businesses and religious organisations. 

Three elderly female parishioners were robbed in the compound of the St Francis RC Church in Sangre Grande earlier this week.

Chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, Terry Rondon said to LoopTT that a meeting was held with various religious leaders, Municipal Police Inspector Mr. Sewak Baran, representative from the Sangre Grande Police Station's Senior Superintendent's Office and Members of Council at the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation's Chamber Hall on Thursday, August 11, 2017.

Rondon said that during the meeting numerous issues were discussed and several items were agreed to. 

Religious organisations within the district have agreed to notify the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) of the dates and times of church services so that police officers can provide added security.

Rondon said that the various religious organisations in the area will come together to form an inter-religious network in order to share information and plans for a safer community.

Additionally, the groups have agreed to hold a day of prayer and fasting on August 22, 2017, during which the religious and other groups will gather to pray and provide support for the community.

Police are investigating the robberies.