Former tv journalist Colleen Holder was among the many robbed over the carnival period. According to reports, Ms Holder was just about to enter the driveway of her Arouca home when she was approached by gunmen.
The incident happened at about ten pm, she tells us via Facebook, she was caught by surprise as the bandits sneaked up behind her just as she was about to open the front door to her house.
They relieved her of her cell phone and Toyota Rav 4 car before escaping.
Ms Holder says she is thankful for her life and also that police were able to recover her vehicle.
In thanking the public for their support, she warns citizens to be extra vigilant "look around before you enter your house.
Report any suspicious activity in your area because persons may be casing the area before they strike."