Suspicious explosion in GT

| 02/01/2009

(CNS): The New Year started with an unwelcome bang for George Town detectives after a car was damaged by some sort of explosion in the early hours of 1 January. The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a member of the public reporting that she had heard an explosion in the Gresscott Lane area of George Town at around 1:10 am on New Year’s Day.

Police responded to the scene and found that a Toyota Starlet had been damaged by some sort of explosion. Scenes of crime officers processed the car at the location and it was later removed for further examination. An investigation is underway by detectives and they would like to hear from anyone with information about the incident.

“We’re taking this incident extremely seriously, and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seenor heard something suspicious,” said Superintendent Marlon Bodden. “At this time we are trying to ascertain what caused the damage and any information could be useful.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Mr Bodden at George Town police station on 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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