Bandits rob elderly man on vacay from North America

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Bandits rob elderly man on vacay from North America

An elderly man reportedly on vacation from Canada, was violently robbed in Gasparillo on Thursday.

The 74-year-old was alone in his nephew’s house at Whiteland Road, Mayo, around 8.30 pm, when two unknown men entered the house and accosted him.

They hit the victim several times and demanded he hand over all his valuables. The police said the criminals also pressed his head against the mattress he was lying on.

They then robbed him of a cellphone worth US$250; along with hundreds in US, Canadian and TT currency. They also made off with a 40-inch TV worth $2,000.

The men left and the police were called.

No one has been arrested.