Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Three held, minutes after foreign national robbed in Woodbrook

Police have detained three people for questioning just minutes after a Venezuelan national reported being robbed in Woodbrook, earlier this week.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the three men were arrested during a roadblock exercise on Tuesday night. 

Police said officers of the Woodbrook Police Station, including PCs Allan Remy, Michael Pierre and Stater, were conducting a roadblock exercise along Wrightson Road, Woodbrook, in the vicinity of Cornelio Street, around 10:50 pm on August 7 when they had cause to stop a brown Nissan Sentra B14 motor vehicle with five male occupants.

As the officers approached the vehicle, two men exited and escaped on foot, heading along Cornelio Street.

However, the other three occupants were held by officers who searched them and found a pouch containing a Venezuelan passport, driver’s permit, a wallet and other documents.

The suspects - ages 24, 22 and 16, all of Laventille - were arrested and taken to the Woodbrook Police Station.

Police said just after midnight on Wednesday morning, a 33-year-old Venezuelan national reported that he had been robbed by a group of five men, one of whom held a knife. 

The victim said the incident took place around 10:30 pm on Tuesday night while he was walking along Alberto Street, Woodbrook - just minutes before police detained the three suspects. 

The victim said his mobile phone, some money as well as a pouch containing important documents had been stolen.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

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