Bogus police officers tie up man, steal car
Two men, pretending to be police officers, reportedly robbed a Guaico man of his vehicle and a quantity of cash on Monday night.
However, the bandits did not get far as the vehicle they stole had a kill switch mechanism which shut down the car a short distance away.
According to reports, around 11:30pm on Monday, the victim was at his home along Robinson Road, Guaico, when he heard someone screaming “police!” repeatedly.
The victim opened the door, believing he was complying with law enforcement officers, however, two men one of whom reportedly had a firearm, forced their way in.
The victim was then tied up, and the two suspects ransacked the home searching for valuable items.
They managed to secure the keys to a Toyota Corolla valued at $85,000, a quantity of jewellery, and a quantity of cash, all valued at an estimated $9,000.
The assailants then drove off in the victim’s car.
The man managed to untie himself and notified the police.
Officers from the Sangre Grande CID responded and found the vehicle a short distance away.
The other valuables, police said, were not found.
A Nissan Tiida was also found near the victim’s home.
It appeared to have been abandoned and its engine was running when officers arrived.
The Tiida was seized and crime scene investigators are expected to examine the car for finger prints.