Police are on the hunt for a suspect who entered a St Michael woman’s house yesterday morning and stole a bag, which was later recovered.
The woman, a seamstress who operates from her Yearwood Road, Black Rock home, told Barbados TODAY that she was at her sewing machine when the unfamiliar man followed a tailor who also works in her workshop, into the house.
The visibly shaken seamstress, who gave her name only as Colleen, said the intruder, who appeared to be in his 20’s and wearing a black hoody and green trousers, demanded that the tailor hands him the bag.
Colleen said the perpetrator eventually got the bag he so badly wanted, however, he dropped it in a nearby supermarket car park while being pursued by a group of young men from the neighbourhood.
“I was scared when he was walking towards me. But then I realized he turn to the fella and say ‘pass the bag’. The fella say ‘no’ and grabbed up the bag and he [the suspect] went down in he pants to pull out something and that is when I run.
“The guy then throw the bag to me and tell me grab the bag and run with it. But I didn’t know what was going on there so I run. I don’t even know how I get past the man, but I run because nobody ain’t shooting me for nothing I ain’t know about,” the seamstress recounted.
Having made it to safety, Colleen said she saw the suspect walking away with the bag in his hand. However, he started running when he realized some residents were chasing him.
“When the guy shouted he got my bag two other people from the track and other people joined in. He was very scared with all of these people running behind him and he dropped the bag in Carlton [Supermarket] car park. I heard he run in somebody house to hide somewhere out there,” she said.
Colleen was thankful that no one in the house was harmed.
“I don’t know what he had in his pants that he was reaching for. But I just glad nothing worse happen. But it got me good. All now we ain’t even get back to work and that happen earlier,” she said.
Meanwhile, another resident who requested anonymity said that around 3 a.m. two Sundays ago, a man that fits the description given by Colleen attempted to enter her home. Noting that she reported the matter to the police at that time, the resident said the man had started to remove a part of her gallery as he made way into her home.
“But I run he. It is a good thing I get up to use the bathroom. If it is the same body, I hope them get he,” the resident said.
Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Superintendent David Welch told Barbados TODAY this evening that police were investigating today’s incident. (AH)