Thieves make off with St Lucy family’s car

When Louise Armstrong and her son Stan of Hope Road, St Lucy went to bed last night, the last thing they expected was to wake up this morning and find their car missing.   

However, the mother and son were today contemplating their next move after their car, a white Toyota Belta, G942, was stolen in the wee hours of this morning.

Louise Armstrong was also caught offguard by last night’s incident.
Stan Armstrong examines the empty garage where all that was left was broken glass from the car window.

Stan, who was the last person to use the car, told Barbados TODAY he was especially bothered because all his lighting equipment for work was in the car.

“I came in at 1 a.m. from work and just locked everything up [and] went to bed. Later that morning around 9 a.m. my mother woke me up and asked me where was the car. And that’s when we saw the broken glass here.

“We called the police, they came and took a report,” he said.

Stan said he believed the thieves hot-wired the car because all the car keys were still inside the house.

“They broke the window and hot-wired the car. The car was completely locked so they had to break the window to get in. All the keys for the car are in house. I didn’t hear anything. I was out like a light. I worked late so I was pretty tired,” he explained.

The family sent out a notice on the social media platform, WhatsApp, asking everyone they know to look out for the car.

At the same time, Stan said he wanted Barbadians to be careful and to look out for each other.

“It’s not just about finding our vehicle. More importantly, [it is] to let people be aware that this is happening and to be on their p’s and q’s.

“Communities are important. Neighbours looking out for each other. Sometimes neighbours are the best form of security. We have to look out for one another,” he said.

Stan must now figure out how he will get his work done without a vehicle. He said the insurance company would give them a vehicle, but only for a week.

Therefore, he and his mum had to be tactical with its use.

“We are going to decide when we will need it most, which more than likely is at month end when we have a lot more running around to do,” he said.

Meantime, Stan’s mother said while the community was safe, they would now be beefing up security around their home.

“This is a generally safe neighbourhood. We have been parking our cars here for years. This carport was here from 1987. We have to think about what our next step is going to be, but we will definitely be a lot more cautious,” she said.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the car to contact the Crab Hill police station at 310-7700, or the nearest police station.

13 Responses to Thieves make off with St Lucy family’s car

  1. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell November 7, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Wow I thought it strange when I noticed the car wasn’t in the carport when I came back from jogging

  2. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt November 7, 2017 at 1:52 am

    What is this place coming to?

  3. archy perch November 7, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I guess this never happened before Dennis, and not in your lifetime. Not in Barbados, not overseas not on this planet.

    • Ernesta Catlyn November 7, 2017 at 6:30 am

      What is this place coming to?

  4. Tony Webster November 7, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Relax. The Atty. General is “alarmed” at all this lawlessness. He is sure to fix it all by next week, or at least, announce anuthuh “Plan”…or a Committee to construct a plan…in the shortest possible time. The nice lady who studies Crime and Criminological things, sez just a day ago, that she too, is going to study the matter in fine detail, so that the right medicine can be applied to each individual “hot spot”. OK lady…yuh cud try….but I suspect (sorry) dat yuh Big Brain folks….must FIX DE ECONOMY first. Effin dey cyan do dat…DEM should quietly leave…wid at least a semblance of dignity intact. Staring the inevitable in de face…or arguing wid de wind, does not suggest great intelligence. Or true patriotism.

  5. Winnie Meade
    Winnie Meade November 7, 2017 at 7:01 am

    People want money for xmas and brand name thing

  6. Sophia Cumberbatch
    Sophia Cumberbatch November 7, 2017 at 8:03 am

    This has been happening for a long time ,one night around 3 am I heard a loud knocking like someone knocking on a house I got up and checked looked outside and saw a car with lights on next door thought nothing of it . To wake up the morning and hear they tried to steal my neighbour’s car . Fortunately for her ,her car battery was dead, they then proceeded to course it down the hill from my house. Her cousin was coming in from partying woke them up and the men got in their vehicle and stepped. Her cousin then had to tow her car back home.

  7. Greengiant November 7, 2017 at 8:59 am

    @Tony Webster: This is another strand of fodder for the animals. You B L P supporters like bad news, and the D L P supporters like the on going saga with everybody except Mia addressing or trying to explain how she get to practice law without producing an LLB.
    Even now all she has to do is produce one, or maybe manufacture one between now and next year. Lol

    • hcalndre November 8, 2017 at 1:54 am

      @Greengiant; An educated yard seems to be losing sleep over Miss. Mottley`s and her law degree. They even wants her to come to CBC of all places and talk to the other fowls and lizards about her LLB . “Hell no Miss. Mottley.” Tell her to invite the PM and let him speak to the Nation or is he going to wake up 3 weeks before an election to tell the people in a couple of hours what he did and did not do for the last 5 out of 10 years. Miss. Mottley was always a problem for her, years ago she talk of Mia being borned with a gold spoon in her mouth and what she is not interested in, is how some that did not had a tin spoon have a gold spoon and a gold fork now.

  8. gsmiley November 7, 2017 at 9:41 am

    green giant its not a LLB its a LEC. get it right.

  9. Jacqueline Maynard
    Jacqueline Maynard November 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Praying for my people and my country just be careful everyone

  10. Jacqueline Maynard
    Jacqueline Maynard November 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Too much stealing

  11. Thunder November 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

    This is a small glimpse of what will happen when the poor no longer receives assistance, so make your plans very carefully politicians,and enjoy the ride,Barbados as we know it will change forever!


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