Saturday 22 February, 2020

PC shot and killed during Arouca robbery

A police officer identified as Richard Babwah was shot and killed during a robbery in Arouca on Monday. 

Details are sketchy however the incident was said to have occurred at a Chinese restaurant along the Eastern Main Road, around 6:30 pm.

The getaway vehicle, a red Almera with the number plate PCM 1625 was later recovered at Pelican Drive, Maloney Gardens.

Two suspects were shot and later hospitalized while the driver was uninjured. 

PC Babwah was attached to the Homicide Division in Arouca.

Sources could not say whether the officer was dining at the restaurant or walked in on the robbery.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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