Thieves targeting primary school children, says parent

Thieves targeting primary school children, says parent

 

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A concerned parent has written St. Lucia News Online (SNO) to warn other parents who have children going to primary schools from Vide Bouitelle to the Castries basin, to be more vigilante with their kids.

The parent who requested anonymity said, “There are thieves targeting the primary school children.”

She said her daughters are victims, as they were recently robbed along that route.

“But thanks to good Samaritans along the road, they were able to retrieve the cell phone,but the guy got away. It’s heart breaking for your 11-year-old and her little sister to experience such,” she added.

The matter was reported to the police.

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  1. My son attends vide bouteille primary as well and can u imagine the secondary school boys once tried to Rob him.

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  2. These useless parasites that target little girls should be burned in a closed container. So this is the place St Lucia has gotten to. I blame the men and woman who breed these things and release them to the public in the midst of normal members of society. Women please get pepper spray or even stun guns to protect yourselves cause I don't see these clowns in this government doing anything to address this current spiral crime on the island.

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  3. When there is a breakdown of law and order in any society all sorts of criminal activities occur. Especially if the criminals know that they can get away with their criminal acts. Our police force is almost dysfunctional when it comes to combating crime.

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  4. We all know about "car pool", well I suggest having a "walk pool". A group of parents can rotate walking kids to and from school based on their work schedule. Form a PTA where parents can get involved. Based on what I've been reading, waiting on the authorities is futile.

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  5. Thieves have been robbing Secondary School children in the Leslie Land/Water Works/Entrepot area for more than 10 years now. Have you seen any police presence on that road in he past years that would suggest that the police know what's happening.

    With all the talk about "police intelligence" you would be surprised how uninformed the police really are.
    With all the crime going on you would think the politicians in authority will direct the police to ensure your children are given the maximum attention. Well just hope so.
    In the meantime, whilst the authorities are taking time to get their act together try as often as you can to go to meet your children or to get them to walk in groups.

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  6. I sincerely hope that school principals in these areas, together with the Ministry of Education are aware of this, and other, criminal events. Students should be sensitised to be on the lookout for these louts, and how to defend themselves against them. One thing for sure is, not to advertise their cell phone paraphernalia (ear phones, etc).
    I know it is easier said than done, but safety has to start somewhere.

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  7. If it's cellular phones that the thieves are targeting from school kids . Then first solution is for parents to make sure kids keep phones at home. But as we all know it's kind of difficult to control. And secondly don't buy phones for the kids especially the real expensive ones. I know that in this age and time again phone can be very essential also.

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    • So what if there is an emergency and your child has to contact you. Are we supposed to become prisoners because of criminals. The moment you think that way, crime has already won.

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  8. The pieces of dirt that do this, targeting little kids are just cowards. What goes around comes around.

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  9. What's going on in sweet st.lucia. criminals like that and many others should be put away for life. Just can't understand why we don't hang killers anymore. It's time to make an example. Bring back the hang man.

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    • St. Lucia is not sweet and has not been for a very long time. You people are deluded and need to wake up.

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  10. Just when you think Lucian low life could sink no further..........they surprise you.

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