We not safe in this place
Woman who helped kidnap victims appeals for more police patrols
A small business owner wants the police to increase patrols along the Lady Young Road after a Maraval woman and her 19-year-old daughter were released there after being kidnapped on Friday morning. Roxanne Smith-Alexander made the appeal hours after 45-year-old Petrina Hernandez and her daughter Amelia Roberts were released on a desolate road a short distance from her vegetable and food stall on the Lady Young Road in Belmont. Smith-Alexander said her husband was liming with friends in front of their business when one of them noticed a grey car speeding down the hillside road that leads to a telecommunication tower facility. They then saw the two women, who were barefoot and whose hands were tied, stumbling towards them.
They came up to us and were bawling help, help, help, Smith-Alexander said.
She and two female friends attempted to calm the mother and daughter while her husband attempted to contact the police.
The young girl was trembling like she was terrified, Smith-Alexander recalled.
She said after the police failed to respond to their calls, her husband and his friends tried to stop police cars that were driving past them periodically. One eventually stopped and turned around to investigate.
What have you become T&T?...
Poverty is the mother of crime
This is what your Government will be remembered for ...
First they started kidnapping...
Then killing each other and we were silent..
Then small business and we still quiet..
Then they started on the old people in their homes..
We are ..next...!! sad sad
Rowley and COP Erla ..the silence is deafening