Antigua St. John's - The police were kept busy over the weekend responding to several reports of robberies and wounding.
In one incident, a 22-year-old Jennings man reported that he and his fiancé had been robbed by three men in the English Harbour area early Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, a 34 year old from Willikies also reported that two men robbed him at gunpoint of his vehicle and money at a popular nightclub late Sunday night.
The man said he had been standing in the parking lot when someone held him at gunpoint and ordered him inside his vehicle. Another man got into the vehicle and they drove to a remote area, where they ordered him to get out and drove off.
He was also robbed of his cell phone, along with several important documents, and an undisclosed sum. The police are asking the public to help locate a black 2007 Toyota Yaris, A27979. Anyone with information was asked to contact the nearest police station, or call Crime Stoppers at 800-Tips (8477).
A 45 year old from Athill Street, Villa was hospitalised after he was beaten and robbed by three men near his home in the early hours of Saturday morning. He and his fiancé had been walking home on Athill Street when three young men brandishing knives approached them and demanded money.
A struggle ensued between the man and his attackers, and one of them stabbed him in his abdomen. He was then robbed of an undisclosed sum. Doctors at the hospital said the wound was not life threatening, but required surgery.
The police are also investigating several reports of wounding that led a number of people to seek medical attention at the Mount St John’s Medical Center.
A 15 years old boy from Whenner Road reported that he was wounded in the face by a group of young men. He and a friend had been walking along a road in the Golden Grove New Extension Area when a group of young men armed with sticks and stones began to attack his friend. He went to his friend’s assistance, and was struck across his face with a stone.
In a similar report, a 17 year old from Swetes reported that he had been walking along a by-road in the village on Saturday morning when he was attacked by an unknown man who chopped him in the head with a cutlass. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and discharged.
A 23-year-old woman from South Street also had to seek medical attention at the Mount St Johns Medical Center after she was wounded by a man in the early hours of Saturday morning on Joseph Lane.
She said a man walked up to her and tried to talk to her in the club. She refused his requests,and he struck her in her face with a bottle, injuring her in her forehead, cheek, and neck. She was taken to the hospital, where doctors reported that the wounds were not life threatening, but required surgery.
Meanwhile, the police arrested and charged a number of people over the weekend for committing several drug-related offences and escaping lawful custody.
In addition, a 61-year-old man from Browne’s Avenue was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of 319.25 lbs of cannabis and possession with intent to transfer. The drugs carry an estimated street value of $650,500.
Similarly, a 57-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, both of St John’s Street, were jointly charged with possession of 300 g of cannabis and possession with intent to transfer.
The 21 year old was further charged with possession of 6.5 g of cannabis. These offences took place at around 3:15 pm on Saturday, after members of the Narcotics Department and the joint task force conducted an operation in the Point and Villa communities.
A 16 year old from Kentish Road was charged on Friday with possession of cannabis and cocaine after he was found with of 2 g of cannabis and 8 g of cocaine in Bolans.
Also, in two separate incidents, two Willikies men were arrested and charged for cultivation of cannabis. A 25 year old was charged after 17 plants were allegedly found on his premises, while a 22 year old was charged after 29 plants were found on his property.
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