Thursday, December 14, 2017

‘Just leave us alone’ *

After spate of robberies at Chinese-owned businesses...

‘We work hard’: Chinese restaurants along Broadway, Port of Spain. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY


Leave us alone.

This was the call of a Chinese restaurant owner yesterday, in response to what he said was an apparent escalation of attacks on Chinese businesses in recent weeks.

The owner, who would only speak with the Express on the condition that neither he nor his business would be identified, said there was a general feeling of unease among the Chinese community, with some resorting to hiring more security and becoming more withdrawn.

On Thursday night, two men and a female accomplice robbed Long Du Chinese Restaurant in Longdenville, Chaguanas.

Two suspects from the Carenage area have since been held in connection with that incident.

On Monday night, armed bandits held up the Best Fortune House Chinese Restaurant in Cunupia, terrorising patrons and workers.

 

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