By John Denny Observer Reporter
(Charlestown, Nevis) ” Last Saturday at about midnight, a Farms Estate woman had her yellow Yamaha scooter stolen from the Island Vibes bar and restaurant. Fiona Leitch was waiting for her boyfriend, a DJ at the bar, to get off work when the crime happened. “I go there every night to give him a ride home,” she said. “They were busy, so I had to wait and while I was inside someone took it.” The scooter, valued at $4,000, is Fiona’s transportation to get back and forth to work. She lives in Farms, but works days for the Department of Agriculture in the fields at New River Estate, cutting weeds, planting and harvesting crops. Her hands show the calluses of her hard work. She also works nights part time at the Octagon bar and grill. She lives alone and has the bills associated with keeping up a house. Tuesday Online Code for Issue # 728 is WPA “This has really made things hard for me,” Fiona said. “If anyone has seen it, or knows where it may be, I need it back bad.” Fiona is originally from Guyana, but has lived here for the past four years. The theft of her scooter has put to the test the phrase written in red letters on the side of the scooter: “Can’t Keep Me Down.” “I saved a long time to buy my scooter and then paid to license and insure it,” she said. “Now, I have to start all over. Every time I think about it, it gives me a headache.” Fiona wasn’t familiar with any of the people at the bar. She wishes now she had chained it up. She had removed the key, which locks the steering, but she said all someone had to was roll it away and hide it somewhere. “Whoever took it could break the lock and then cross the wires to start it,” she said. “There are many scooters like it, so even if they didn’t drive it around the island, they could still take parts off it for another scooter.” Fiona is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information leading to the recovery of her scooter. You may contact her through this reporter at 762 8186 or call the Observer at 469 5907. Ask for John Denny. Pictured above is Ms Fiona Leitch