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Woman abducted, beaten

Friday, June 15, 2018

Police officers have praised the efforts of an unknown “Good Samaritan” for his actions in rescuing a 24-year-old woman who had jumped from a moving vehicle in a bid to escape her attacker on Wednesday night in Montrose, Chaguanas.

According to a police report, at about 9.30 pm the woman, whose identity was not released, was walking along Enterprise Street when she was forced into a vehicle by a man she knew who was armed with a gun.The woman was reportedly badly beaten about the body with the firearm by the man inside the vehicle.

However, upon approaching Montrose Junction, the woman jumped out of the moving vehicle. But the man stopped the car, got out and chased after the woman. It was during the chase that a passer-by intervened and took the woman into a vehicle. The attacker fled the scene upon seeing this.

Police said the “Good Samaritan” took the woman to the Chaguanas Police Station where an official report was taken. She was subsequently taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, where she was treated and warded in a serious but stable condition.

When the T&T Guardian’s team visited Enterprise Street yesterday, a woman said she was liming with three other people when she noticed a silver station wagon drive into the street from the Old Southern Main Road.

She said in a few minutes she saw the same vehicle heading back towards them but this time heard a man’s voice loud “cussing and carrying on.”

“The man had his window down but we could not see who he was quarrelling with inside the vehicle, but it had to be someone smaller than him in size. He was cussing very hard and driving like a madman that I telling my friends and them that I hope that man don’t crash,” the eyewitness said.

The eyewitness said she knew the man to be from the Cunupia area.

“I also notice the car swerving from side to side and hearing the loud cussing but we didn’t hear any details like what he was so mad about…but coming to think of it he had to be beating the woman in the car because I really hear a woman’s voice too in the melee,” another eyewitness said.

Police sources said they received information that both the man and woman were from the Cunupia area. It is believed the man went into hiding after the incident.

In a media release yesterday, the TTPS commended the brave actions of the passer-by, “which resulted in the victim’s rescue from further physical injury.”

Investigations are continuing and an arrest of the suspect is imminent.


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