Bandits steal Christmas hampers from church
Thieves have put a damper on plans by one church group to spread cheer this Christmas season.
On Tuesday night, the bandits broke into the Dayrells Road Gospel Hall, in Christ Church, taking with them thousands of dollars worth of food and household supply items intended for the elderly and shut-ins.
Police are investigating the matter, which Felton Ince, one of the church leaders, told Barbados TODAY appeared to have taken place while members were out caroling and distributing other hampers.
“We are still calculating [our losses], but this [the incident] is indicative of the growing disregard which some people in society are showing for anything,” an upset Ince said.
He was adamant that even if the culprits were desperate, they should not have taken all of the hampers.
Just yesterday, a large number of people, some a little out of control, converged on the headquarters of the Salvation Army on Reed Street, the City, as it distributed hampers as part of its annual Christmas distribution.
Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, who was on hand, is reported to have called on the rushing crowd of people to be more orderly.