A UWI students’ car was broken into and robbed on Friday 8th March. The car was parked in the TGR carpark at around 2 pm and one hour later when the student returned to the vehicle, they realized the car had been broken into.

The victim of the robbery noticed on returning to the car that items inside were shuffled about and were not in the order in which they were left, other items in the car were stolen, and an item that was never in the car was placed there by the robber.

Luckily for the student, the burglar did not leave with anything more than an iPhone charger and auxiliary cord. The thief also tampered with the victim’s laptop, however they did not take it. Interestingly, the burglar left a homemade loaf of bread on the backseat of the student’s car, making this not only a robbery, but a very unfair trade.

An eye witness reported that they saw a young man of East Indian descent with a blond mohawk enter the car whilst the student was gone. This description matches that which an eye witness gave to a robbery that occurred outside the library three weeks ago.

The student made a report to the campus security and was then told to report the matter at the St. Joseph police station which they did.

The student is a bit paranoid after the ordeal. However, the loaf of bread served as a comedic relief.

All Students are advised to be wary of where they park and to be particularly cautious about what items they leave in their cars.


James David Lanser is the editor and founder of 868 Media. He is a 21-year-old Trinidadian born writer and journalist whose work typically explores social, economic, political and cultural themes. To contact James, you can email: jamesdlanser@gmail.com

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