Police say they are investigating two attempts by a person or persons, over the past four days, to Fire Bomb the St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) head office at Paul’s Avenue, in Kingstown.
According to a media release, members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force at 12:25am, today January 4th responded to a report that a suspicious material appearing to be rubber was seen burning on VINLEC’s Paul’s Avenue compound.
When the police arrived charred remains of a cloth like material and fragments of burnt bottle were also found lying on the grass in the yard. There was also odor of flammable fumes coming from the fragments.
This 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) of pieces of broken bottles and a cloth like material on the ground behind VINLEC’s office building. The odor of kerosene also came from the bottles.
The police say they view these incidents seriously and give the assurance that they will be thoroughly investigated.