Investigation Ongoing In Attempts To Firebomb Vinlec

Police are investigating attempts to Fire Bomb the St. Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC).

In a statement The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force says police responded to two attempts by a person or persons to firebomb VINLEC’s headquarter at Paul’s Avenue, Kingstown.

According to police, on Monday, January 4th, 2016, at 12:25 a.m., members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force responded to a report that a suspicious material looking like rubber was seen burning on VINLEC’s Paul’s Avenue compound.

On arrival, charred remains of a cloth like material and fragments of a burnt bottle were found lying on the grass in the yard.

There was also odor of flammable fumes coming from the fragments.

The statement further went on to say that the occurrence comes on the heels of a similar incident, which took place on January 1st 2016, when a security guard at VINLEC’s Paul’s Avenue compound discovered a Molotov cocktail (flambeaux), pieces of a broken bottle and a cloth like material on the ground behind VINLEC’s office building. The odor of kerosene also came from the bottles.

They are appealing to witnesses and urge anyone with information to come forward.

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