Bandits waiting outside apartment …”KHAMAL GEORGES ROBBED”

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CNC3 senior journalist, Khamal Georges, was held up and robbed outside his apartment in St James on Thursday morning.

Georges had just returned from the Queen’s Park Oval where he and other staff  members and friends had attended the CPL match between the Trinbago Knightriders and the St Lucia Stars.

Georges was unhurt.

He took to Facebook hours later and posted the following:

“It’s about 4:30 am. About two and a half hours ago, I was robbed at gun point outside my apartment. Just got home from the police station.

The bandits were obviously waiting for me.

“As I got home from CPL, opened my car door, these two guys with their faces covered walked up to my vehicle, empowered by their pistol, and said “don’t make a scene.”

“They must have known my neighbours wake at odd hours so they tried to make it as clean as possible. They took my phone, cash and my vehicle (ash grey KIA Sportage PDA 8386). I asked for two things.

“That they left me with my IDs and my apartment keys. The first they did, when I insisted on the second, they readied the weapon and aimed. At my chest. I’ve never had a gun pointed at me. It’s disorienting.

A million thoughts run through your mind. I’ve reported on countless robberies gone wrong. Innocent people killed and no reason to offer.

And here I was. I looked at his face and I had no reason to doubt that he was going to shoot.

“All I could do was put my hands up. Luckily, they jumped in the vehicle that I worked bloody hard to buy and I watched them speed off. What can you do but be thankful? I am thankful. Because in a place where life has so little value, I am alive by the Grace of the Almighty. Shaken, yes, but unhurt.

“Full credit to the officers of the St. James Police Station. Charles, Fraser, King and especially WPC Gibbs. I appreciate all your efforts.

Gyasi Merrique Caston Cupid thanks guys.”

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