Monday 20 May, 2019

18-yr-old in court for Woodbrook robbery

An 18-year-old man, who was the subject of an investigation following the robbery and assault of a 26-year-old woman in front of her two-year-old son, was due to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Thursday.

The suspect, who is from Laventille, was charged by PC Hosein of the Port of Spain CID.

He was charged with the offence of robbery with violence.

On Monday, he surrendered himself to officers at the Port of Spain CID, in the company of his attorney Adrian Thompson.

The suspect was received by a team of officers including Snr  Sup Ajith Persad, Inspector Mark  Maraj, and Cpl Ramlogan.

He was the main individual being sought by the police following a robbery of a 26-year-old woman along Gallus Street, Woodbrook.

The incident took place at about 3:30 pm on March 7, and was captured on nearby CCTV cameras. The footage shows a man attempting to rob the woman of her cellular phone, however, she resisted.

As a result, she was assaulted in full view of her two-year-old son.

A second man walked up to the two and pulled the assailant away from the woman.

The assailant then “rushed in” once again and snatched a gold chain from the neck of the 26-year-old woman.

He then made good his escape.

The victim made a report to Woodbrook Police Station and sought medical treatment.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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