Vagrants’ home burgled

The Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) Roebuck Street headquarters was burgled on Sunday.

The burglar who was captured on security cameras, has since turned themself in and has been charged.

A projector valued at almost $1,700, around $700 in cash, a jacket and food items were stolen.

BVHS founder and chairman Kemar Saffrey told Barbados TODAY that while the matter was in the hands of the Police, only the projector, which was recently purchased, was recovered.

Saffrey said he was informed about the robbery through a call from police during the wee hours of yesterday morning.

Kemar Saffrey
Kemar Saffrey

“Even though the person broke the glass and tried to rip out the security system, it did not affect the system. But we have a very good system here,” he said.

The chairman said while the incident was a shock, neither he, nor his staff felt discouraged and that it would not stop them form continuing their work.

“We get hit and feel bad. The person thrashed the office and we would have felt a sort of way, but at the end of the day the [projector was] recovered. We will continue to do what we do best,” he said. (AH)

One Response to Vagrants’ home burgled

  1. kathy-Ann Clarke September 9, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Oh my, this is sickening, Imagine they are working towards making our streets , having less vagrants, and something like this happens. No where is safe around here at all. Lord help us

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