Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Market vendors tied up, robbed at gunpoint

Central Division police are investigating a robbery in which two market vendors were targeted by four men - all armed with firearms.

The victims are said to be a 55-year-old man and his 22-year-old son, both of Kolahal Road, Charlieville.

According to police reports, around 11pm on Wednesday, they were about the exit their home when they were ambushed by four armed men.

They were then forced to lie down on the floor of their home and their hands and feet were bound with duct tape.

The assailants then ransacked the home and stole several valuable items, including $10,000 in cash, a 32-inch television valued $1,500, a Whirlpool microwave valued $1,000, a quantity of clothing valued $3,000, a Samsung J7 cellular phone valued $400, a Nokia cellular phone valued $200, and a white Mitsubishi L300 panel van valued at $100,000.

The van, police were told, also contained a quantity of vegetables valued at $10,000.

When the assailants fled the scene, the men were able to free themselves.

The police were notified and a party of officers from the Cunupia Police Station and the Chaguanas Police Station visited the scene.

PC Hosein is continuing inquiries.

 

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