Head of the Central Police Division, Senior Superintendent Curt Simon, has denied any knowledge that Felicity farmers are under attack from thieves, who are stealing their crops, assaulting them and disrupting their livelihood.

Simon was questioned about the claims during yesterday’s T&T Police Service (TTPS) media conference.

“That has not come to our attention. I look carefully at my morning reports, which is basically what is reporting, what sort of crimes are reported and I have not seen anything,” Simon said.

He, however, assured that he will look into it and speak with the Chaguanas Mayor Faaiq Mohammed about it.

Felicity farmers told the Guardian Media that farmers are being attacked and beaten and their crops and equipment are stolen on a daily basis.

The farmer who spoke with Guardian Media said the situation is getting worse and fears that the police will not be able to bring them any justice. He even alleged that police officers are not pursuing their many reports.

Asked again about the incidents following Supt Simon’s response yesterday, the farmer insisted reports have been made to the Chaguanas Police Station and officers directed farmers to the Praedial Larceny Unit.

“We went to the praedial larceny unit five, six times and they not taking us for serious.”

Both Chaguanas Mayor Mohammed and Chaguanas West MP Dinesh Rambally also confirmed that several farmers, many businesses and others in Felicity and in the Chaguanas West constituency were being targeted by criminals.