November 11, 2014
Burglars make off with over $20,000 in students’ CXC fees

Burglars are said to have made off last week with over $20,000 from the Dr JP Eustace Memorial Secondary School.{{more}}

According to a usually reliable source, some time during the night between Wednesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 6, five masked men tied up the watchman stationed at the school’s premises at Edinboro and broke into the main office of the school.

Most of the money taken had been collected as subject and registration fees from students registered to write the 2015 CXC CSEC examinations. The deadline for payment of the CXC fees was last Wednesday, November 5.

According to a source, some of the money taken by the burglars had been raised by the school at a fund-raiser held a few weeks ago.

When contacted, principal of the school Alwyn Joseph declined to comment on the matter, except to confirm that an undisclosed sum was taken and that the matter is currently in the hands of the police.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Kamecia Blake-Byam confirmed to SEARCHLIGHT that $20,000 had been stolen from the school and that investigations are continuing into the matter.(KW)