Friday 21 September, 2018

Police ask for public's help after Tunapuna woman robbed

Northern Division police are calling for the public’s assistance in fighting crime after a Tunapuna woman was robbed and assaulted by three men. 

Senior officers in the division asked that “those who know”, speak out and contact the police – either directly at the various stations throughout the district or anonymously at 555 or 800-TIPS.

This, police said, was the only way to effectively tackle crime throughout the country - via cooperation between all stakeholders.

This call comes following the robbery of a 57-year-old woman in Tunapuna on Tuesday evening.

According to reports, at about 4:30 pm on Tuesday, the victim, who resides in El Dorado and is employed with the Port Authority, was walking along El Dorado Road, in the vicinity of Back Street, Tunapuna, when she was accosted by three men unknown to her.

The men announced a hold-up and physically assaulted the woman, and proceeded to relieve her of her valuables, including a handbag and a cellular phone.

The men then made good their escape.

The police were notified and a team of officers, led by PC Smith, are investigating the incident.

The victim, police said, did not suffer any serious or life-threatening injuries.

More on this as it becomes available.