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Former Senate President Attacked Downtown

Millicent PercivalAntigua St John's - A 84-year-old woman from Creekside was robbed on Tuesday just before noon in St John's.

Former Senate president Millicent Percival was reportedly pushed to the ground after an assailant came up behind her as she was walking along lower Church Street, through Nelson's Alley.

A second assailant then joined the first in attempting to wrestle the victim's handbag from her.

The victim's cries for help prompted a passing motorist to come to her rescue. Her attackers fled the scene after grabbing Percival's gold chain from her neck. She was later taken to the hospital.

Her daughter, national female bodybuilding champion Beverly Percival-Tonge, expressed her outrage on Wednesday via radio, and thanked the Good Samaritan for going to her mother's assistance.


The police have appealed to anyone with information to contact the nearest police station or call Crime Stoppers at 800-Tips (8477).


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#8 op1 » 2012-02-28 19:12

The police force and the army has enough women to launch a nation wide sting to catch these punks. Dress them trained ladies in various ways and send them on the streets, I bet in a week half them A**holes would be in jail. Give them some bags to grab, them beat them senseless.
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#7 antigua woman » 2012-02-24 03:26

So sorry that Ms. Percival was assaulted. Hope the criminals are caught soon
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#6 lamanex » 2012-02-23 11:37

If I was still living in Antigua with my gun permit those criminals would have been shot and killed on the scene. That would be less criminals to chill at 1735 at government expence.
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Police & military presence need to be felt 24/7

#5 Bluddy Bloke » 2012-02-23 09:54

It is time that the police and perhaps the military make their presence felt. Both day and night I will suggest that these officers need to exercise some vehicular patroling 24/7 through out the country especially within the commercial areas. There are enough vehicles and manpowerthat can be used. Just equipment the vehicles with the necessary tools to combat crime and I can assure you that our criminals will limit their activities. We need to be more proactive than reactive.
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DONATION GIVER?

#4 Princessa » 2012-02-23 09:25

I would like to bring to your attention that Mrs. Percival was on camera donating $30,000.00 to the children's ward at the hospital. If you say this Daylight Robbery is random then I think not.......In these times even though we are the good Samaritans we have to be careful. In that story she noted that the money was from the interest of an old estate which for the fiscal year 2011 was $30,000.00 .......I am not saying dont HELP but please be wise in your giving. :-*
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#3 skyewill » 2012-02-23 08:22

Look at the incident at the service station, now an 84 year old and a prominent citizen. Who is next? look at the trend over the last 10 years, yep before UPP who caqme in and did not address the issue that have now blown out of control. i witnesses a pack of young boys talking about what they were going to do to some little girls when they catch them. these boys was not older than 12 years old about 7 of them and i just watched and listened to them. I believe the day will come when some one will be so high on the food chain and will get a dose of crime that Antigua will pay notice and end the lip service. the trend is worse in it's nature.
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#2 Morris » 2012-02-23 07:05

It is such a shame that there is no regard/respect for the elderly. Thank goodness she's ok! They should give the perps a public beating when they're caught.
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#1 BEEF » 2012-02-23 05:25

So sorry to hear about this. Thank God for the help he sent. Good to be reminded that there are still decent people in this society. Blessings to "the helper". I do hope that the police will secure the necessary information to bring the criminals to justice.
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