Arsonist firebombs hairdresser’s premises, car
A deliberate attack on the home of a Georgetown hairdresser has left the woman
counting her losses. The attack in the form of a fire bomb, destroyed her motor vehicle, and caused serious damage to the front of her home.
Around 2:45 hours yesterday, Odessa Wills, who resides at Lot 12 Norton Street, Wortmanville, said that she saw a man running away from her premises seconds before noticing flames emanating from the right side of her Toyota Avensis PNN 7144.
Wills is the proprietrix of Odessa’s Beauty Salon located at Orange Walk, Georgetown. The woman who occupies the lower flat of the two-storey house, said that early that morning she heard the alarm on her vehicle go off about three times. She said that she kept turning it off on each occasion, using the remote.
She said after the third alarm she went to the window at the front of the house. The woman said she thought it was a dog playing around the vehicle, setting off the alarm. But after looking through the window, Wills said she noticed a man in the yard. The woman said she quickly pulled back so she would not be noticed by the unknown person.
The next time Wills said she looked through the window, she saw the individual running away and flames coming from the right side of her car. The gate was open.
Wills said she quickly exited the house and raised an alarm bringing neighbours to her assistance.
The attack destroyed the vehicle. The building was also scorched in parts. No one was hurt during the incident.
Wills said she may know the person who orchestrated the mischievous act against her. According to the hairdresser, about a week ago, she had a run in at her business place with a young woman.
Wills said that the person came to her business place and caused disruptions. They had a misunderstanding which ended up in a fight. Wills said that she sustained injuries.
When asked, the hairdresser said that she believes that the problem at her business was enough to spark the attack on her home. The woman added that she reported the incident to the police, but to date, there has been no action. The woman has not been arrested or charged.
The police however said that the suspect fingered by Wills had not been located. They further said that they are aware of the woman’s report and are looking into the matter.
Wills said she is also fearful for her life and has since left her premises.
It is understood that only two months ago repairs were done to the home; having been painted along with internal upgrade.
Investigations into the attack are ongoing.