– cops to seek legal advice
After two years of diligent investigation, police may be able to solve a heinous act of arson that a little more than a year ago claimed the lives of 15-year-old Theresa Rozario, her 12-year-old sister Feresa Rozario, and their
father, Hilrod Randolph Thomas.
This development came last week after police spoke with an individual who claimed that a city resident had asked him to set fire to a three-storey property at Robb and King Streets, back in November 2014.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum said that police held a confrontation with the informant and the alleged mastermind, who was detained late last week but released on Monday.
Blanhum said that police will be seeking legal advice to ascertain whether charges could be laid.
The alleged ‘mastermind’, who is from North Road, Bourda, has been repeatedly questioned about the case, but it is only now that police have been able to garner what appears to be substantial evidence against him.
Theresa Rozario and her sister Feresa Rozario were trapped in the early morning inferno. Their father, Hilrod Randolph Thomas, who jumped through a window but suffered second and third degree burns, succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
An alleged eyewitness had claimed that he was standing at the corner of King Street and North Road when he noticed a car continuously traversing the area.
The eyewitness said two individuals exited the vehicle and headed to the Robb Street building. One of the men kicked a door open, entered the property and made an unsuccessful attempt to set it alight.
The eyewitness said the men, who had entered the car, exited the vehicle and one of them returned to the building with a bottle-lamp and again attempted to set the building alight. The men both ran back to vehicle and made good their escape.
Rosemary Rozario, the mother of the two girls, has claimed that a businessman had threatened to torch the building. She said that someone had also made previous attempts to burn the building.
City Hall records show that a number of persons are laying claim to the property.
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