Crime — 04 April 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Burglaries and robberies have been reported in San Pedro, Sandhill and Independence.

At about 6:30 Friday evening, veteran educator and retired principal of Grace Primary School on Amara Avenue, Gloria Edwards, 78, was held up and robbed in her house in Sandhill. Edwards reported that she returned home and as she opened her door to enter the house, a man who was wearing a rag on his face and was armed with a butcher knife came up to her, held her up and grabbed her bag, which she had slung on her shoulder.

Gloria Edwards told police that she struggled with him, but he cut the straps of the bag, pulled the bag away and fled.

Police are investigating the shameless robbery of an elderly citizen.

Then, between 1:00 and 5:00 a.m. Saturday, a thief or thieves burglarized the Olympics Gaming Center on Angel Coral Street, San Pedro Town, and got away with assorted liquors valued at $288, and a computer valued at $1,500. The thieves also stole an undetermined amount of cash.

Police have launched an investigation into this burglary, but so far, none of the items have been recovered, nor has anyone been detained.

And at about 7:45 p.m. last night, Jason Raymond Watters, a sales collector and resident of Amara Avenue, reported to police that sometime between 4:30 and 7:45 p.m. yesterday, his house was burglarized and a thief or thieves stole his licensed 9mm Luger pistol with serial number A817569 and magazine loaded with (16) 9mm live rounds, valued at $3,000.

Police have since detained one person, but the gun has not yet been recovered.

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