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Jul 23, 2012

72 year old retiree attacked in his home by 6 armed men

Fitzroy Yearwood

A well known retiree was assaulted on his property at mile twenty on the old northern highway. On Sunday morning, seventy-two year old Hipolito Castillo was held up by six armed, masked men who blindfolded and tied him up. The men ransacked Castillo’s property and made off with cash and other items.


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“He was at his farm on the twenty-second of July; around six o’clock he went to his sheep stable not too far from the house where he was attacked by six men all dressed in black clothing, their face covered with masks. These men were all armed with weapons—firearms to be exact. These men blindfolded him; his hands were tied; he was escorted back to the house where he was instructed to hand over his chest containing an undisclosed amount of cash. These men went on to ransack the house. Fearing for his life, he didn’t try to do anything. The men then took him outside where they asked him for another chest. They took away his twelve gauge pump action shotgun and they left in his Isuzu pickup to the value of ten thousand dollars. This pickup was later located by Ladyville police at an area around mile twenty-three on a feeder road about three miles from his residence.”


There have been no arrests in this latest robbery and police say one suspect is known to them.

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2 Responses for “72 year old retiree attacked in his home by 6 armed men”

  1. Storm says:

    Sounds like it will be a hard crime to solve — but I hope police catch the perpetrators, and that they stay in prison until the die. People like these are too dangerous to live among us.

  2. Rod says:

    Now no criminal is worried because they know nothing will happen to them it’s all most like these criminals are being sent to do these jobs by this gov. Who can tell maybe these gang members have to do something for thei pay I no wa se tha so but it makes you wonder like how the criminals have no fear anymore since their is no leadership in the country.

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