Thursday 22 August, 2019

Police hold quarry workers with $260,000 water pump


Police said they arrested three quarry workers and seized a stolen water pump worth $260,000 during an anti-crime exercise on Monday.

According to a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the three men were arrested and a water pump recovered by officers of the La Horquetta Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise.

The six-inch Gorman-Rupp, bore water pump, which was loaned to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC), by Kalico Limited, was discovered missing from a housing development in Middleton Road, Greenvale, La Horquetta, around 10:00 am, on Monday, January 22.

The pump is valued at $260,000.

A report was made to the police and investigations led by Inspector Roger Joseph, and including Sgt. (Ag.) Vaughn Waldrop and PC David Hall, resulted in the pump being discovered at a quarry, at Andrew Lane, Matura, around 12:45 pm on Monday.

Three suspects; a 32-year-old man of St. Joseph, a 32-year-old man of Sangre Grande and a 30-year-old man of Valencia, all quarry workers, were arrested in connection with the incident.


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