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August 7, 2014
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Cops probe if ... Abducted for not hiring man

Elderly woman robbed, tied up in dramatic incident

Diandra Grandison, Staff Reporter

An elderly woman was tied up and robbed at her home recently in St Andrew by a groundsman, after she allegedly refused to hire him.

Information reaching THE STAR is that the woman, who is in her 70s, hired the 'groundsman' to do work in her yard for the day. It is reported that she intended to hire him full-time, but was dismissed after he could not provide her with references.

A relative of the woman told THE STAR that the following day, the man returned to her Red Hills, St Andrew, residence in the company of another man. It is reported that they entered her home through the balcony and proceeded to tie her up and rob her.

After the groundsman and his accomplice made off with their loot, the elderly woman managed to escape and pressed the panic alarm in her house alerting a security company and the police.

Shortly after the man reportedly returned to the house to allegedly kill the elderly woman, but she had already left the house.

It was reported that more drama unfolded after the groundsman re-entered the house, but found it empty and came face to face with law enforcers.

Realising he was trapped, the man reportedly locked himself inside the woman's house.

According to the woman's relative, it took the police over one hour to remove the man from the house.

THE STAR made checks with the Red Hills Police Station who confirmed that a man is currently in police custody in relation to the incident. His identity, however, has not been released as investigations are ongoing.

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