Gunman robs Newtown family; attempts to rape teenager

Information reaching indicates that the incident occurred early in the evening of Thursday, 24th July 2014.

Recounting what transpired on that unforgettable evening, the head of the home told this media house that a masked man had entered his house, pointed a handgun to his head and demanded money from him.

“Thursday afternoon when I got home from work, I met my wife in conversation with one of her female friends whose son was also there playing in the house with my son. Not wanting to disturb them, I picked up a book, sat myself at the dining table and began to read.

“I was feeling very hot, so I opened the front door to get some fresh air flowing through the house. The door was a short distance from where I was seated. However, shortly after my wife’s friend and her son left our home, she prepared my supper and brought it to the table.

“The door was still open, and as I was about to commencing eating my wife signalled me with her eyes indicating that I should look towards the door. Looking to my right, I saw a man entering the house with a gun in his hand and a handkerchief covering his face…from his nose to his chin. He approached me, pointed the gun to my head and demanded that we hand over to him all the money that we had.”

The head of the home said he immediately complied but the gunman was not satisfied with what he had gotten.

“We gave him all the money we had in the house but he wanted more. He then took two cell phones from us, told us to lay face-down on the floor and ordered my teenage daughter to undress.”

“The unscrupulous man then attempted to rape my daughter who, throughout the ordeal, kept praying and asking God for protection. God was merciful and her prayers were answered, because he seemingly could not have gotten an erection. All the while I was contemplating on how to disarm him but the gun was trained upon me.”

The distraught father said that the thief had entered his home at approximately 8:45 p.m. but he had lost track of the time when the bandit left.

He emphatically stated that the gunman seemed to be a professional thief.

“Before ordering us to lie on the floor, the door was still open and the gunman, whose actions fit the description of a professional thief, ordered my son to close the door. I think that was done so that no fingerprints would have been left. He was also careful not to touch anything in the house that would have also had his fingerprints.”

The head of the home stated that shortly after the gunman left he had summoned the police, who arrived and took statements from him, but, to date, he has not received word on how the matter is progressing. contacted the Force’s Public Relations Officer, Inspector Lyndon David, who acknowledged that the incident did occur and advised that the robbery victim visit the investigators at the Basseterre Police Station soonest.

Meantime, the distraught family has relocated from their Newtown home and they have sought refuge at relatives for fear of their lives as investigations are ongoing.





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