‘Ipa’ calls for special crime hotline

The President of the Vendors Association, Peter ‘Ras Ipa’ Isaac, has called for the establishment of a special crime hotline that citizens can call for immediate police action against crime.

He said the number  to call for immediate police action should be well publicised.

Isaac told the Times that usually there is too much red tape when citizens call the police to report crimes.

He asserted that members of the public who try to intervene when others are being attacked by criminals are putting themselves at risk.

Isaac was responding to suggestions that ordinary citizens can take a stand against the muggings that have been reported in the City in recent weeks.

According to the Vendors Association President, the way ordinary citizens can assist is by calling the police rather than attempting to effect a citizen’s arrest.

He asserted that some of the perpetrators of crimes are  armed and very dangerous.

“They have guns,” he told the Times.

“People cannot approach these guys and I would not advise any of my vendors or any citizen to try to apprehend these guys or try to do anything about these guys because they are dangerous and they don’t want to be arrested and don’t want to be held by the police,” Isaac said.

He asserted that the criminals would do anything to escape with whatever items are stolen from visitors or locals.

Isaac told the Times that it is bad advice to call on citizens to intervene when others are attacked by criminals.


  1. tio
    February 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    It is not going out there with gun and shoot but to moniter the activity that is happening in the city. And take these crinimals to justic. And pay for theire crime chief of police take all the men in uniforms to the street ,and put secretaries in office to give reports let the presence to be seen you will clean the mess in a minits over two month

  2. Anonymous
    February 28, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    U know, I dont c any police officers by the market steps or even on street I can tell u for sure; they always sheltering from the sun ; is time the biger heads gonout and c wat they r doing,

  3. Anonymous
    February 28, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Is time the Mr Mayor go out and clean up the streets; and make sure your boys working, insted of eating tax payers money, and stop listeng to gosspit, about who have current, in they stall, more work is there to be done, at the back of the market , need to fix up,

  4. lance armstrong
    March 1, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    A criminal hotline? dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of.
    In another article in the Stlucia Times, I read that the new police officers coming into service were going to be issued bicycles, any crook will be long gone by the time these police jokers come pedalling up, all huffing & puffing. face it Castries is doomed

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