Six people have been arrested for allegedly stealing USD one million in cash, jewellery and several personal belongings of legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara from his Lady Chancellor mansion.
A report in ‘Trinidad and Tobago Guardian’ said the honorary ‘Order of Australia’ which was bestowed on Lara by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd during the hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port-of-Spain on November 29, last year, was among the items robbed.
The thieves took away over 40 VVIP tickets worth USD 1,600 each for B3 Beyonce ‘I AM’ concert, to be held on February 18 at Queen’s Park Savannah.
According to police, Lara discovered the burglary on Wednesday morning and investigators feels it might be a work of an insider as it seems the safe was stolen while Lara was asleep in the TV room.
“It has to be people who knew exactly where to go, and they knew what they were looking for. They timed him very well before making their move,” a police source was quoted as saying by the paper.
Lara told investigators that the last time he saw the vault, which was in a bedroom, was around 4 pm on Tuesday.
After that around 8 pm, Lara fell asleep while watching television in his TV room. When he got up at around 2 am, he found the vault missing.