A search is on for two men who tied up and robbed 72-year-old former national football coach and retired schoolteacher Bertille St Clair on Tuesday at his home in Pascal Village, Lambeau, Tobago.
Officers said this was the third time St Clair—a mentor to former Trinidad and Tobago captain and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke and several other national senior and youth players—had been robbed of his valuables. A female relative told the Express the latest incident occurred shortly after noon, when St Clair was returning home to have lunch. According to police reports, St Clair was jumped from behind by two masked bandits armed with guns, upon arrival at his home. He was pushed to the ground, assaulted and a gun placed to his head. The bandits then tied him up. Signature jewelry, including rings, gold ID bands and chains, along with jewelry belonging to his wife, Jackie St Clair, and a number of alcoholic beverages from his in-house bar were taken. Valuables to the tune of $14,000 were stolen. St Clair later freed himself and drove to Scarborough Police Station, where a report was made.
When the Express visited St Clair yesterday, he was in good spirits, doing some chores around his home.
He said while he did not go to Scarborough General Hospital on Tuesday, it was his intention to visit yesterday to have an X-ray on his back. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Sylphil Home in Love, a home that cares for abandoned children.
Acting Corporal Tafewa Daniel of the Scarborough station is spearheading investigations.