Shoplifting suspect tied to pole
A woman who had allegedly been caught shoplifting was tied to a pole earlier this week. The incident reportedly took place in front of a supermarket located along the Kwattaweg. Footage of the incident was uploaded on the internet. The footage reportedly shows the owner of the supermarket and several bystanders asking the woman if her actions are Bouta’s fault. It is not clear who had tied the woman to the pole. The Public Relations Office at the Police Force Suriname (KPS) indicated that it has also seen the footage and that the storekeeper has been summoned to the local police station for questioning. Investigators will also confront the storekeeper with the footage from mobile phones. The woman was accused of having stolen infant formula. The storekeeper reportedly caught the woman red-handed and took back the infant formula. When a police unit arrived at the scene, the storekeeper refused to press charges. The police officers also met the woman who was no longer tied to a pole. The woman who has made a habit out of shoplifting did not tell the police what had happened to her and she also did not press charges against anybody.