Friday, January 19, 2018

GPS company still operational

Murder of Rawle Francis...

VEHICLE recovery company, GPS Experts Ltd, whose founder and managing director Rawle Francis was killed on Friday, will be closed for a few days, but they assured customers yesterday that their vehicles remain protected.

According to a senior manager, Francis was in the process of recovering a stolen car on Friday night when he was attacked by three men and shot along Jerningham Avenue in Belmont, shortly after 10.30.

Francis, a father of three, was taken to Port of Spain General Hospital and succumbed to his injuries hours later. The senior manager continued: “Mr Francis set the tone and direction for GPS Experts Ltd and grew the business to become a dominant player in the GPS vehicle and asset tracking industry despite death threats from criminal elements. In conjunction with the board of directors, Mr Francis had agreed on a succession plan in the event of something like this and we wish to advise that business will continue.”

“The brutally vicious and violent nature of the attack has left the GPS Experts team shocked and in disbelief. This is a terrible loss for all of us in the company and for our community,” he added.

“GPS Experts Ltd’s sales and installation departments will be closed for the next few days, however, the emergency hotline and response department remains vigilant and ready to respond at a moment’s notice.”

Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations into Francis’s murder, but up to last night there were no arrests.

—Gyasi Gonzales