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Detectives probe death of ‘underwear bandit’
Homicide detectives are continuing investigations into the death of Richard Newton who died in police custody on Tuesday. An autopsy performed on the body of the man, dubbed the “underwear bandit”, has given the cause of death as blunt trauma, intra-abdominal haemorrhage, ruptured spleen and broken ribs. Newton’s sisters, Rhonda Green, of Carapichaima, and Gillian Greenidge, of Santa Cruz, identified his body. Police said even though the Homicide Division is investigating the matter, they have not classified Newton’s death as murder.
They said they were doing groundwork on new information. Newton, who had several addresses in San Fernando, including Train Line, Marabella, and Tarrodale, was arrested inside KM’s Marketing, a furniture store in Couva. According to reports, at around 4 am, officers from the Couva Police Station were on patrol when they noticed that a glasspane at the business place was broken. They entered the building and found Newton, dressed only in his underwear, hiding behind some furniture. He was taken to the station but complained of feeling unwell. He was taken to the Couva District Health Facility where he later died.
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