The Assistant Head Coach of Survivors Track and Field Club, Christopher Duncan, has condemned burglary and vandalism at the club’s storeroom at the Mindoo Phillip Park in Marchand, Castries, during which uniforms were set on fire and a number of items were stolen.
Duncan said Club Founder, Cuthbert ‘Trois Ti Nez’ Modeste, was alerted Wednesday morning after 9 O’ clock to the crime and when they and the police arrived on the scene, they discovered that an angled piece of iron that was bolted to the wall and ran across the double door of the storeroom was pried away, the door was opened and the room had been ransacked.
“They burned some of the children’s uniforms,” Duncan told St Lucia Times.
He also disclosed that a wheel barrow, a length of hose, certificates, batons and other items were missing, while other belongings were strewn about the place.
According to Duncan, Survivors Track and Field Club, which has produced several of this country’s top athletes over the years found the acts of burglary and vandalism at its storeroom painful.
“It hurts,” he told St Lucia Times.
“We are a country of minimal resources and some of these items, like the batons that they carried away, took a few years to compile – that’s a loss we cannot really put a value on,” Duncan explained.
He expressed the view that it could well be that a relative, friend or child of the perpetrator or perpetrators may have been assisted by the club to turn away from anti-social behaviour.