The larceny of a wheelchair from the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre appears to be an indication of the state of the economy, a resident says.
According to reports, a security guard attached to the hospital contacted the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and reported the theft of the chair.
Further reports say the act was also caught on surveillance footage, which should help the police to identify the perpetrator.
The offence occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on February 22 at the Michael’s Mount medical institution.
Meanwhile, two masked men are accused of stealing two cellular phones, money and a number of other items from a Paradise View woman.
The CID is now investigating the incident in which a black Samsung and a black Alcatel cell phone, valued at $500 each, were stolen from the victim.
Reportedly, the woman was sitting in her car when she saw two masked men, dressed in dark clothing with the word “Police” stamped on the back.
She recounts that the duo approached her, demanding she hand over the key to her vehicle. But she pushed one of the bandits and managed to get out of the vehicle with the key.
However, the alleged offenders grabbed her black waist bag – which contained an ECAB debit card, her driver’s license, a bunch of keys, $500 in cash, and the two cellular phones – from the rear seat of the vehicle. They then escaped on foot.
The police carried out a search for the alleged offenders, but without success.
This offence reportedly occurred at about 1 a.m. on February 22, on Nevis Street in the vicinity of the House of Culture.