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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.

The door which the thieves broke through.

The door which the thieves broke through.

The church room after the break-in

The church room after the break-in

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.

6 Responses to Bandits steal Christmas hampers from church

  1. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley December 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    OOOOOOch No surprise.

  2. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer December 19, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Stupsse dem want hands chopping off

  3. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis December 19, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I surprise they in break in the expensive hop ok stick them up yet but as you say a hungry man is a angry man so I am not surprised

  4. cassandra gittens December 19, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I dont know when god sèe these fools messimg with his house he

    dosnt strike them down.

  5. kay-rani rosita December 19, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Hungry no, thieving? Yes!

  6. mike December 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Human rights organizations have contributed to lots of the lawlessness we are seeing today in society. Most governments have had to soften the rule of law which contributed to the lawlessness we are seeing today. we had the CAT and had to stop using it because of human rights. We had hanging and had to waterdown corporate punishment. The law no longer seems to be on the side the victim. This is why persons can break the law without worrying of the consequences.


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