Thursday 23 May, 2019

Two West Bay men arrested over aggravated burglary

Two West Bay men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary in connection with an incident in which a man was attacked with a machete at his home.

On March 11, a 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary in relation to an incident on March 9 in the Batabano area of West Bay. And following further enquiries, a second man, age 40, was arrested early this morning (March 12) in connection with the same incident.

Both men remain in police custody as investigations continue.

In recent days, West Bay community officers have visited the neighbourhoods in which this incident and a previous aggravated burglary occurred, providing safety tips, offering reassurance, and listening to the concerns of residents.

The incident the two West Bay men have been arrested over happened on March 9 at about 10pm in the Batabano area of West Bay. It was reported that a masked man broke into a residence armed with a machete and demanded jewelry from the man inside.

An altercation ensued during which the victim was struck with the machete. The culprit exited the residence and searched the victim’s vehicle, before fleeing on foot with personal items.

Emergency services attended the scene and the victim was taken for treatment for injuries including lacerations to his head and arm. He was admitted to hospital in a stable but serious condition.

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