Roman Catholic priest Father Clyde Harvey has been robbed.
Around 6am, Father Harvey was at the St Martin’s RC Church, Gonzales where he is also the parish priest, when three gunmen entered the building and announced a hold-up.
The bandits tied up Father Harvey, ransacked the presbytery and took $1000, a mobile phone and other items from the church before making their escape. \
The assailants also threatened to kill the priest.
Harvey is the chairman of three non-government organisations and is known for his work with youth.
A 58-year-old man who claimed he was robbed and kidnapped, has pleaded guilty of wasting police time.
Ramdeo Mathura told San Fernando CID officers on Wednesday, he was kidnapped, and robbed of cash, cell phone and his wallet.
He reported he was then kept in a room for one day before escaping yesterday afternoon.
Mathura says he owns a business place at Nicholas towers and was conducting business in the southern city when he was taken captive by two men.