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Feb 27, 2009

Home burglarized on the Northern Highway

Story PictureA house was broken into on the Northern Highway on Thursday night, but the thieves never got too far from the scene and had to abandon their get-away vehicle and loot. News Five visited the house near mile eight on the Northern Highway and spoke with the caretaker, Eugene Henderson who said it was the homeowner’s brother who notified him of the break-in early this morning.

Eugene Henderson, Caretaker of House
“I get called this morning bout six o’clock from di boss bredda, John Estefan from Manatee Lookout. He call me and tell me dat dehn burglarized di house and di police dehn ketch di man deh eena di act di try ker dis washer. Di man dehn jump out cause di police dehn buss shot afta dehn and dehn run dah bush. So all dehn manage fi mi ker dah like wah gas tank. Dehn mi di try ker wah stove and di house mess right up. Like water full up eena di whole house.”

Marion Ali
“But you dah di caretaker, weh pah you mi deh?”

Eugene Henderson
“Well, I mi deh dah di other house at three and a half mile on the Northern Highway. Dat dah when I get di call di seh dehn broke eena di house. All weh missing dah di gas tank and dis dishwashing washer and minor lee household things like minor tools, nothing much and di stove weh dehn mi di try ker. Nothing else.”

Marion Ali
“So based pan what you observed, inside you think dehn neva had enough time fi do weh dehn mi have fi do?”

Eugene Henderson
“Di way I see it, dehn mi wah come back cause dehn done got di refridge out, dehn got di washer out, di dryer out; everything weh dah electrical appliance dehn mi got out so dehn mi wah come back cause deh broke di door and gone in. I pass yah every morning cause I live dah Burrell Boom. I pass yah two times dah day; in di morning and in di evening. So I have to check di house everyday.”

Henderson said when he checked the residence yesterday evening everything was in tact. The house belongs to Lance England, who is currently visiting Venezuela. Ladyville Police confirmed to News Five this evening that they received a tip about the burglary and saw the getaway red taxi speeding away from the house. But when cops tried to close in on the suspect vehicle, the occupants fled, leaving behind a washer. Up to news time, a gas tank that was removed from the house was still missing and is believed to still be in the area.

Meanwhile police are asking your help to locate this man. The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says Fredrick Lynch is wanted as a witness in a case. If you know his whereabouts you’re asked to call the nearest police station.

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