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Volleyballer Williams robbed

Friday, May 11, 2018
T&T senior men’s beach volleyballers, Daneil Williams, left and Marlon Phillip celebrate a point won against Cubans Sergio Gonzalez and Nivaldo Diaz in their 17-21, 14-21 loss in their second Pool A match at the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship on Danube Island, Vienna, Austria in 2017.

National beach volleyball player Daneil Williams has expressed disappointment in the slow response of the police after thieves broke into his business place located at Southern Main Road, Chase Village, Changuanas, on Monday and stole all his tools for his car spa/car wash outlet.

Williams told Guardian Media Ltd that the thieves entered his premises and stole a number of items from his business and other businesses located in the compound.

He said the cost of the items were between $14,000 and $16,000 which included a fabric cleaner machine, a power washer, a foam gun, a blower, a 300-feet long extension cord and a pack of Breeze.

Williams, who is rated T&T’s number one player on the beach volleyball circuit, said he had to open the business to support himself as a national athlete.

He said it was tough representing the country and having to source funds to attend events abroad while being employed by a company. I opened the business last December so that time-off will not be an issue for when I have to travel abroad and represent my country and to train. Employers don’t want to give you the time off and it is tough.”

He said, “My family members donated money to help me replace the stolen items. I will be re-opening the business tomorrow (today).”

Williams said he’s very disappointed with the lack of response by the police since he made a report on Monday. “I expected a quicker response from the police. During my report, they promise to visit me on Friday (today). I made a report at the Freeport Police Station on Monday.”

When ACP Anti-Crime Operations Irwin Hackshaw said he was looking into the incident.


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