Prospective candidate of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ali Dowden has been a victim of robbery, allegedly at the hands of a woman from Pearls, St. Andrew’s.
An informed source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Dowden who resides at Mt. Moritz, St. George’s lost close to $400.00 while shopping at Andall’s Supermarket on Melville Street, St. George’s on Christmas Eve.
The source who spoke on condition of not being identified said the budding politician was unaware that he was robbed of the money that was placed inside of the pocket of a bag that he had on his shoulder by 29-year old Ronda Alexander.
The source said it was a security officer at the supermarket who informed Dowden that the suspect allegedly took his money away.
The security officer detained Alexander inside the supermarket and the missing $400.00 was allegedly found in her possession.
She was then turned over to Police Officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) where a charge of stealing was laid on her.
Dowden who is 20 years of age was recently presented to the General Public as the NDC Caretaker for the St. George North West constituency – the seat occupied in Parliament by Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Mitchell.
He is expected to contest that constituency on an NDC Ticket in the next elections that are constitutionally due sometime this year.
Meanwhile, Police have charged a 16-year old student from Happy Hill, St. George’s in connection with the housebreaking and stealing incidents against Muriel Mitchell, the elderly mother of the Opposition Leader.
The 16-year old female is accused of stealing one Dell Laptop Computer, while the 90-year old lady was out of State between May and November last year.
Upon her return from a trip to Canada on November 29, the elderly Mitchell discovered that a number of items including the computer were missing from her home.
The stolen items included a quantity of Carib Beer and Maxi Malt, along with electronic equipment belonging to Flow.
After police were called in, they determined that entry into the house was made through a door.