Thief chops elderly woman

March 08, 2021
McDonald had to be treated for the injury to her left hand.
McDonald had to be treated for the injury to her left hand.

A thief is currently on the run in St Elizabeth after he reportedly used a machete to chop and injure an elderly woman last Tuesday, as he was stealing pineapples off her farm.

Information reaching THE STAR is that the man illegally entered a premises belonging to the complainant Evelyn McDonald, 71.

After bagging approximately 70lbs of pineapples, the would-be robber tried to escape but was spotted by the complainant's granddaughter, who immediately raised an alarm. The women confronted the man, who allegedly used a machete to chop McDonald on her left hand during a scuffle. He then escaped. A lawman assigned to the New Market Police Station in the parish said the police won't relent until the perpetrator is apprehended.

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