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Tuesday 17 September 2019
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Criminals on the rampage in mall

THE EDITOR: While the Government is still trying to come up with a plan to combat crime, criminals continue to operate with impunity.

On October 12, I was having dinner in a popular mall when criminals went on the rampage, smashed the back glass of my SUV and ran off with thousands of dollars worth of valuables. This is now an every-day normal experience in TT, according to the police.

My purse with all my bank cards and credit cards were stolen, along with my driver’s permit. I had to spend an entire day at the Licensing Office to get back my permit. Criminals are making our lives miserable and inconveniencing us all.

It’s time for the Government to take aggressive action against the criminal elements and put an end to this madness once and for all.

The mall had no surveillance cameras so it is virtually impossible to catch the culprits. Criminals continue to get away with murder in this country and it is time for things to change.

Governments and large corporations must make it their top priority to spread cameras, microphones and other tracking devices all across the country, especially shopping malls. They also need to develop the capacity to store and process oceans of surveillance data in real time. Let’s explore the potential benefits.

CHELSEA BEDASE-WRIGHT, Chaguanas

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