Vandals strike at Sickle Cell Association building; police are investigating the matter

Vandals have caused damage to two institutions – one of which is the Antigua and Barbuda Sickle Cell Association which has prompted an investigation into both incidents.

Reports are that unknown person(s) maliciously committed damage to two 400-gallons plastic water tanks valued $600 each belonging to the Association.

Reportedly it was the president of the Association located at Queen Elizabeth Highway, who telephoned the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and reported the incident.

Further reports are that the water tanks are located on the southern side of the compound of the old Holberton Hospital and the person (s) used a sharp and pointed instrument to cause multiple punctures to the tanks.

Apparently, there was a ¾ inch PVC pipe, which is attached to the tank and the building which was also maliciously broken and a blue t-shirt placed in the area from where it was broken.

Reports are that the Forensic Evidence Recovery Unit has processed the scene in an effort to recover any evidence which could lead to the arrest and charging of the perpetrator (s).

This offence reportedly occurred about 6 p.m. on Saturday (February 25).

In another incident, unknown person (s) maliciously damaged two louvre glass of the Roberts ShotoKan Karate Plus Center located at the corner of Cross and Nevis Streets.

The offence reportedly occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m. on February 23 and 4:45 p.m. on Monday (February 27). 

The owners of the karate school are still trying to figure out why someone would throw several stones to smash the glass window.