Saturday 14 December, 2019

Pirates strike again; fishermen held-up, robbed near Carli Bay

Piracy on the seas continued on Tuesday night, as a group of fishermen were robbed by three armed assailants.

According to reports, around 12:05 am on Tuesday, the group was on a boat called “Sophia” when they were approached by another vessel containing three men.

One man was armed with a cutlass and the other two were armed with firearms.

The three assailants boarded the Sophia, and announced a hold-up.

They demanded the boat engines – which included a Yamaha 75 outboard engine valued at $38,000.

They also stole a gas hose valued at $800 before they returned to their vessel and escaped.

The fishermen managed to make it to shore following which a report was made to the police.

PC Dickson of the Couva Police Station is continuing inquiries.

Like the robbery on Monday night that left seven fishermen missing, this incident also took place in the waters off Carli Bay coast, and again, the suspects are believed to be Trinidadians.

More on this as it becomes available.

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