?Two Chinese nationals were beaten and left for dead, during a robbery at Diamond Members Club on Ariapita Avenue, Port-of-Spain, mere metres from Woodbrook Police Station, yesterday.
Both victims remained warded in stable conditions at Port-of-Spain General Hospital up to last evening, and police have not disclosed their identities. According to police, shortly after 8 am, the culprits approached the entrance of the establishment and proceeded to beat one of the Chinese-speaking men, and used him as a decoy to gain access to the building. Upon entry, the robbers launched a violent attack against both victims with a crowbar, demanding to know where the money was being kept. At the time of the attack, police said, the men, employees of the casino, had just arrived to clean the establishment after Saturday night's activities.
President of the Chinese Association, Yung Gen Sui, told CNC3 news that it was time the Government put measures in place to protect attacks against Chinese nationals. He said a few weeks ago, two Chinese workers were robbed while walking home from work, while in another incident, robbers chopped off the hand of a Chinese national during a robbery.