Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Micoud Public Library window not yet repaired weeks after burglary

Micoud Public Library

Micoud Public Library

The window of the Micoud Public Library, which was damaged during a burglary over three weeks ago, has yet to be repaired by the relevant authority.

The delay in its repair is of concern to the librarian, Adria George and residents.

On August 17, the Micoud Public Library was burglarized with items such as laptops, tablets, headphones and a large screen television stolen.

Adria George, standing where the tablets were located

It is believed that the intruder(s) made their entry into the two-story building, which also houses the Micoud Multipurpose Centre, through one of the glass windows upstairs.

According to George, by now the window should have been repaired.

“I am very disappointed…The window is taking too long to be repaired,” George told Loop News.

She added that even patrons of the library are annoyed by the time that it is taking for it to be repaired.

George said in the interim, they blocked the window area with a piece of plywood and nylon, but water still seeps under the plywood and enters the library.

“Right now, we feel very insecure because now it’s even easier for thieves to break and enter the library,” George lamented.

“It’s high time the window be repaired. It’s a shame,” a resident told Loop News on condition of anonymity.

According to George, the parliamentary representative of the area, Hon Dr Gale Rigobert, along with Prime Minister Hon Allen Chastanet, visited the library last Friday and saw the damage.

She says Rigobert sent someone to assess the damage to the window on Monday.

Loop News attempted to find out when the window will be repaired but to no avail.

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