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Jun 17, 2022

Single Mother Fed Up with Repeat Burglaries in Ladyville

A single mother in Ladyville has been the victim of numerous break-ins at her home near Marage Road.  In the wee early hours this morning, her residence was burglarized and the thief or thieves who entered her home made off with an assortment of items.  Anselma Sutherland is frustrated and doesn’t know where else to turn after making desperate appeals to have the neighborhood cleared and it lit with streetlights.  Just before three a.m., someone burglarized Sutherland’s property while she was asleep with her son.  She believes that the thieves are also residents of that neighborhood.


Voice of: Anselma Sutherland, Burglary Victim

“I sih my front door wide open and ih mi di drizzle.  So first thing I do, I scream out.  I scream out “Oren!” And then my baby jump outta ih bed and ih seh, “Weh happen?”  Ah seh noh tell me we gaan gaan sleep and left di door open.  Ih seh, “No ma.  Memba you cook noodles and we eat and you gaan bathe.  I put my phone pan charge after ten ma.”  So no, [I put] one and one together and afterwards I realize my kitchen, my TV, my son bicycle.  The house da just like dehn gaan and pick out weh dehn mi wahn, like dehn gaan shopping eena mi house.  Then I put on my tennis and I grab my machete and I tell my son leff di door because the thief gaan with mi house key too. But thank God dehn neva hurt me and my son.  But knowing the thief was in my house while watching me sleeping, da like dehn rape me over mein.  Ih noh nice.”


Isani Cayetano

“It’s not  the first time they’ve broken into your house.”


Anselma Sutherland

“Dehn bruk eena my house and I ask everybody fi cut dehn yaad and dehn noh do it.  But I never, never deh home when dehn bruk eena my house, never deh home.”

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