Saturday 22 September, 2018

One held after police officers robbed

One person in custody, following the robbery of four police officers on Saturday night.

The suspect was held on Sunday in the Arima district by officers of the Northern Division, under the supervision of Snr Sup Michael Daniel.

He is to be placed on identification parades, following which a determination will be made on what charges, if any, should be levied against the suspect.

The four police officers were robbed of their valuables at gunpoint by two armed men on Saturday night in Arima.

The victims are a 28-year-old woman attached to the Human Resource Branch, Administration Building, a 36-year-old woman attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force, a 32-year-old man attached to the Western Division Task Force, and a 37-year-old man attached to the Western Division Task Force.

The group of friends and colleagues were liming at in the Arima district when at about 9.20 pm on Saturday they went to a car park along Sorzano Street to retrieve their vehicle.

It was here that they were approached by two men.

Upon reaching the group, one of the men pulled out a firearm and announced a hold-up.

The four officers became fearful of their lives and they were relieved of their cash, jewellery, and cellular phones, valued in total at TT$52,900T.

The suspects then escaped, running off heading West.

Enquiries are continuing.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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