Weekend incidents in Spice Isle

The long Easter holiday in Grenada was married by several incidents including armed robbery, break-ins, and drowning among others.

Police were called in to investigate how an intruder managed to get into the home of an 85-year old senior citizen at Mardi Gras in St. George’s.

The aged lady came outside of the house as dark was nearing to feed her dog.

She reportedly went back inside her home and was sitting on a chair when she came into contact with the intruder who was looking for money.

According to a well-placed source, a male person came from behind and used his hand to try and  blindfold the woman.

He ordered her to lay down on the floor and she resisted.

“She told the man that if it was money he wanted, there was some in two envelopes on a table and he could take it and go”, said the source.

The elderly citizen who runs a small farm had earlier visited the bank to take out money from her account to pay her workers.

The intruder left without causing any harm to the elderly woman whose husband, a pig farmer in the area, had died two years earlier.

In another weekend incident, the body of 23 year old Lydon Phillip was found floating in the river in an area known as River Salle in St Mark early Tuesday morning.

Police are continuing investigation into the incident.

A release issued by the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said that Phillip’s father indicated that he last saw his son alive at around 10.00 p.m on Easter Monday Night prior to the deceased retiring to bed.

Meanwhile, separate motorcycle accidents on the Easter weekend left several persons receiving hospitalisation and treatment.

An official police release said: “On Easter Monday about 8:45 p.m., a motorcycle collided with a fence at Pearls Airstrip resulting in one of the riders being hospitalised with head injuries, while in Crochu, St. Andrew a motorcycle ran off the road resulting in the rider, a 44 year old, sustaining a broken leg and other bodily injuries.”

Additionally, police have reported seizing a quantity of cocaine and
cannabis at the usually volatile Gun Battle in Gouyave, St John.

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