Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 137.74 points to 15,053.86.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 244.73 points to 21,742.83.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 24.19 points to 2,452.36.The Nasdaq composite index was down 80.40 points to 6,354.94.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.77 cents US, up from Friday’s average price of 80.71 cents US.

Alert neighbours foil attempted robbery on WBD home

Alert neighbours of Recht-Door-Zee Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara prevented a robbery from being executed as they got wind of what was transpiring and alerted the home owner.Sheila Griffith, 58, the owner of the home, related that she was returning home in the early afternoon hours when a neighbour alerted her that someone was inside her house.By the time this information was verified and calls were made to the Police, the suspect had escaped through a window in the kitchen.“I came home around 01:00h, and the neighbour told me not to go into my yard because someone is in my house. I called the Police, but by then they already escaped through the kitchen window,” Griffith detailed.When she entered the home, she discovered it completely ransacked, and the bandits had accumulated some items which they were attempting to steal.“My whole house was tumbled up. They empty my wardrobe and break down my bedroom door. They done had things pack up, like the TV and computer and so; but they didn’t get to carry anything,” she detailed.Griffith is convinced that she could have been harmed had she entered the home unknowingly.The traumatised woman has said that while nothing was stolen from her home, many robberies have occurred in the area because of the lack of Police presence.“I know other persons in the area who have been robbed. I came home and I was traumatised, because if they didn’t call, I would’ve come in the house and he could have done me anything. I think we need more policing groups in these areas,” she declared. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArmed bandits invade home of NA woman in robberyJanuary 8, 2019In “Crime”Fire destroys house in Agricola – female occupant appeals for helpMay 11, 2016In “latest news”Bandits targeting Eccles housing scheme – as residents cry out for helpSeptember 25, 2016In “Crime” read more