Friday 29 May, 2020

Man carjacked by men wearing 'Muslim garb'

Police are once again asking persons to be cautious when conducting financial transactions, and are once again inviting individuals to conduct exchanges near a police station especially when it relates to sales of vehicles.

This latest reminder comes after a 34-year-old was robbed at gunpoint in California, Central Trinidad while selling his Nissan Sentra.

Police officers were told that around 10.30 am on Monday, the victim went to King’s Village, California, where he waited in the vicinity of TTEC.

He met two people wearing what appeared to be Muslim garb for the sale of his vehicle.

However, when the two entered the car, the man pulled out a firearm and announced a hold-up.

A struggle ensued between the gunman and the driver, during which the 34-year-old was hit several times before he escaped the vehicle.

The assailant then drove off in the car.

The police were notified and officers received intelligence which led them to Cemetery Street, Phoenix Park, where the vehicle was recovered.

The description of the suspects are as follows:

Suspect #1: East Indian descent, approximately 5’5”, fair in complexion, full short beard wearing a cream full-length 'Muslim garb' and a topi on his head.

Suspect #2: Approximately 6’2”, dark complexion, dressed in black female 'Muslim garb', armed with a firearm.

Anyone with information which can lead to the arrests of these individuals is asked to contact the police, or they can give the information anonymously through 555, or 800-TIPS, or by messaging 482-GARY.

More on this as it becomes available.

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