Burglar escapes after stealing three cellphones

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Police on patrol along the Claude Noel Highway, Shirvan. FILE PHOTO –

A 49-year-old Point Fortin woman caught a man red-handed ransacking her bedroom early Friday.

Although she cried out for help, the man managed to flee. He remained on the run on Saturday.

A police report said the victim, of Fanny Village, locked all her doors and windows and went to bed shortly after 10 pm on Thursday.

Around 3 am she was awoken by some noise and saw the man ransacking her bedroom.

He was wearing a blue T-shirt covering his head, a dark-coloured T-shirt, and blue three-quarter jeans.

She raised the alarm and the man escaped by running to an area overgrown with bushes.

On checking, she found three cellphones, together valued at $5,199, missing.

The police noticed that the man entered the house by prying open a door, the same door he used to get out.

PC Maharaj is leading investigations.