Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Police catch five suspects after attempted Massy Stores burglary

Quick work by police officers resulted in the arrest of five men in connection with an attempted burglary at Massy Stores, Arima. 

According to a statement issued Tuesday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), officers of the Arima Criminal Investigations Department and Crime Patrol Unit, acted swiftly to detain five men who were allegedly about to break into a Massy Stores supermarket on Broadway Street, Arima. 

Cpl Dexter Dardaine and PC Mark Thomas, of Arima CID, were on mobile patrol along Broadway Street around 1:00 am on Monday morning when they spotted 'suspicious movements' inside Massy Stores.

The officers enlisted the aid of fellow officers, PCs Hanoman, Simon, Norville and Baynes, all of the Arima Crime Patrol Unit, and together they surrounded the building.

Shortly after, two suspects were seen fleeing the supermarket through the roof of the building.

The two men, a 24-year-old of Sea Lots and a 21-year-old of Morvant, were subsequently arrested.

Three other suspects; a 36-year-old of Point Fortin, a 28-year-old of Champ Fleurs, and a 25-year-old of Morvant, were found in the vicinity of the supermarket, one of them sitting in a Nissan AD wagon.

The manager of the supermarket was contacted and checks of the building revealed the two suspects had gained entry to the business place by removing galvanize sheeting located on the western side of the building and removing a ceiling tile.

Police said nothing of value was stolen by the suspects.

Investigations are ongoing.


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