Looters strike in Greenvale

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young is warn­ing loot­ers that they will face the full brunt of the law if caught steal­ing items from flood vic­tims.

His com­ments came dur­ing a tour of flood-raved Green­vale, La Hor­quet­ta, hours ago, fol­low­ing com­plaints by scores of res­i­dents hit hard by the flood­ing that loot­ers had cart­ed away their be­long­ings last night while they were re­lo­cat­ed to shel­ters

Young said he has since asked Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith and the De­fence Force to in­crease their man­pow­er in the flood-rav­aged com­mu­ni­ty.

He said be­cause of the flood­ing and size of the com­mu­ni­ty, peo­ple were able to breach the perime­ter and loot aban­doned homes.

This is some­thing Young said the State will not tol­er­ate.

Young toured the area for two hours as res­i­dents re­turned to their homes to un­der­take mop-up op­er­a­tions, on­ly to dis­cov­er the das­tard­ly acts that had been car­ried out overnight.

But he ap­pealed to them to have hope and to be strong.

Source TT Guardian: https://bit.ly/2ySjfTI

Reporter: Shaliza Hassanali

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