Democratic congressional candidate Marleine Bastien robbed in Miami

August 23rd, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Miami, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A democratic congressional candidate - Marleine Bastien has been robbed in Miami. She was scheduled to make an appearance at a church with regard to her campaign, when the incident happened. According to the police officials she was robbed at gunpoint.

Police Lt. Neal Cuevas revealed other details about the incident and said that the incident happened on Saturday. He also added that Marleine was in her car with her sister, just right out side the Church of the Living God, where she was supposed to put up an appearance. However before she could do so, another car pulled up alongside her car. A man alighted from the car and threatened the women. he asked them to hand over their purses and also brandished a gun. He also added that in case they failed to comply with his wishes, then he would kill them.

After the robbery, he sped away in his car. The police officers say that the same robber might have also been involved in another robbery, that took place in a very similar fashion around half an hour earlier.

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