Bandits preying on Maracas beachgoers
All beachgoers to Maracas, beware. There is a bold-faced car thief preying on innocent people at the car park on both sides of the triangle, just as you descend to the beach.
Only on Tuesday, around 2 p.m., friends of my family were robbed when bandits broke into their vehicle (smashing the window) and stole an undisclosed sum of cash, jewelry and other valuable items.
All this happened within five minutes after we secured our vehicles, followed all safety precautions and went to the beach. We were seated only 20 yards away, facing the three vehicles. Imagine that. Our children and family are still traumatised but safe. We thank God for all his blessings. It could have been worse.
After talking to some locals, we were informed that this car park bandit or bandits has been in operation for the past two years.They are quick and organised. We were also able to identify a suspicious vehicle. It was a light-blue station wagon. Unfortunately, we did not take down the number.
We must commend the Maracas Bay police officers for their swift response and thank all the people who came to our assistance. Trinidad and Tobago is still a beautiful place to live in.
Bandits, beware. May God show no mercy upon you and your family who will readily share and scavenge in the spoils of your sinful day's "wager".
Isaac Junior Ramoutar