Saturday 18 January, 2020

Loaded gun found in security guard's mailbox

Police are investigating after a loaded firearm was found in the mailbox at a security guard’s Sangre Grande home.

The guard, who is the son of a retired police officer, told police that around 10.30 am on Thursday he was at his home in Sangre Chiquito when he went to check his mail.

When he opened the mailbox he observed a black plastic bag.

He opened the package and said he was shocked to discover a firearm.

He immediately notified the police and officers from the Eastern Division responded.

The weapon, police said, was a .38mm revolver, loaded with two rounds of ammunition.

The weapon was dusted for prints by crime scene investigators and is to be sent for ballistic testing.

Police are expected to review CCTV footage from cameras in the community to help determine who the weapon could have belonged to.

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