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Man who robbed Garcia family still at large (with CNC3 video)
A week after a knife-wielding man entered their home and robbed a Glencoe family police are yet to catch the suspect who continues to elude capture by hiding in the surrounding hillsides. Police searched for the escaped convict over the weekend. The 27-year-old man, from Waterhole, Cocorite, escaped from prison earlier this year while serving time for a slew of offences.
The armed robber broke into the house belonging to the vice-chairman of the Chaguaramas Development Authority, Rocky Garcia, around 8.30 pm on October 16. He tied up Garcia’s wife and youngest daughter and robbed them of cash and jewelry. Contacted on Monday, senior police in the Western Division said they had not apprehended the suspect over the weekend although foot and aerial searches were carried out between Friday and Monday.
Questioned about the photo of a man alleged to be the escaped prisoner which continued to be circulated on the social networking site Facebook, a senior official said the police had not released any photos of the suspect, nor could they control what people posted on their personal Facebook pages.
The official said since the robbery at Garcia’s house last Tuesday, there had been no other reports of house-breaking reported in the Glencoe, Westmoorings or Cocorite areas. In the meantime, Garcia is keeping busy as he continues his community work.
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