San Fernando man robbed & killed for pension – Trinidad
A retired San Fernando businessman who went to the bank to cash his pension cheque yesterday morning was discovered dead in the yard of his home hours later.
Kelvin Chan, a man in his 60s who lived at the corner of Leotaud and Cipero streets, was found with wounds to the head and face.
The discovery of the body was made by Chan’s friend, who went to check on him around 12.45 p.m.
The friend told police he had spoken to Chan around 9 a.m. and he told him he was headed to a bank in San Fernando to cash his pension cheque.
When the friend returned, he opened the front gate and walked into the yard where he saw a bed sheet with something beneath it.
The man lifted the sheet and discovered Chan’s body. There was blood on the head and face.
The friend raised an alarm and nearby residents, workers at nearby businesses and business owners came to the scene.
Officers of the Bureau of Homicide Region Three, San Fernando CID and Southern Division Task Force responded and cordoned off the area.
Police said neither Chan’s pension money nor his bank book or card was found.
Chan occupied the upper floor of the two-storey house and it was locked when officers searched the premises.
Police said an older brother of Chan occupied the lower floor of the building, where a business was operated years earlier.
However, officers are uncertain if the brother was at home at the time of the incident.
Police suspect that the killer/s struck a blow to Chan’s head, and he fell and died.
It is further suspected that the killer/s took a sheet from a clothesline on the premises and covered the body.
Police said the robbery was a possible motive for the killing.
Detectives of the Homicide Bureau of Region Three are continuing investigations.
Man killed for pension $$ Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers
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