The proprietor of St. Aimie’s Diner & Catering Services was forced to defend his life and property this month after being fed up of a series of burglaries at his business over the past two years.
According to Bernard St. Aimie, he decided to sleep over at his restaurant on Great George Street with his son because his countless reports to the police yielded no results.
“It all started earlier but escalated during the month of December. It was like a wave and then into January of the New Year it became worst,” he stated.
“Enough was enough,” St. Aimee charged, claiming that he received no help from the police, and there was a lack of security in the area.
On July 4, at about 11: 10 p.m., St. Aimie and his son heard a loud “bang” while monitoring the building. He said that the building was properly secured however the window had been destroyed.
“I positioned myself and then saw a shadow enter via the damaged window …. I then lanced at the male figure who grabbed at me and since I had to defend myself and property he was given some cutlass lashes,” the restaurant owner explained.
St. Aimie has called on the police force to do more to provide more security to businesses in the capital. “No one has the guts and or courage to stand up despite the fact that business places in Roseau and environs are being steadily burglarized…the police are of no support, they are worthless. I am fed up. I am working hard and can no longer tolerate the fact that people are, during the night time, regularly breaking and entering my place,” he said with a sigh.
The perpetrator was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital to be treated for the cutlass wounds.
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