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Tuesday 23 July 2019
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Venezuelans chopped in home invasion


TWO Venezuelan construction workers were in stable but critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) yesterday, after they were attacked by two cutlass-wielding intruders on Tuesday night.

Central Division police believe the intruders attacked them because they thought the two men had large quantities of cash in an office next to their apartment.

At around 8.15 pm, Louis Herrera, 27, and Juan Moreno, 47, who work with a building contractor, were at their Abidh Street, Felicity apartment which is next to an office owned by their boss. The bandits entered and demanded cash and other valuables from the men, who said they had no access to any large sums of cash.

Moreno was chopped on his head and left forearm and Herrera was chopped on his left arm. The intruders took a drill and a cellphone. Herrera and Moreno alerted neighbours and Chaguanas police were called.

Snr Supt Inraj Balram, ASP Richard Smith, Insp Marlon Alexander and PCs Mohammed, Hosein and John went to the scene and the victims were taken to the Chaguanas health facility, then transferred to the EWMSC.

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