Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Police investigating separate robberies in Port-of-Spain

Police officers are investigating robberies in Port-of-Spain in which two men were attacked by bandits while going about their business.

In one instance, an Estate Police Constable was ambushed and beaten by a gang of men in Port-of-Spain.

The estate constable, who is attached to MTS Security, was said to be walking east along Prince Street, Port-of-Spain around 8 pm on Thursday, when he was approached by seven men.

The men surrounded him and demanded that the 42-year-old security officer hand over his cash and valuables.

The victim attempted to resist and a struggle ensued.

The assailants then dragged the victim into a nearby track, where they proceeded to beat him, before relieving him of his cash and valuables including his Samsung S7 cellular phone valued at $3000.

The men escaped by running off to a nearby track.

The police were notified and officers of the Besson Street Police Station, led by Cpl Murray and WPC Boyd, are said to be continuing inquiries.

A 20-year-old Princes Town man was also beaten and robbed while walking through Port-of-Spain.

The victim, of Aldana Street, Princes Town, did not suffer any serious injuries.

The incident took place around 6 pm on Thursday, near George Street, Port-of-Spain.

According to police reports, the man was walking when upon reaching the vicinity of Queen’s Supermarket, he was ambushed by a man not known to him.

The man had a glass bottle in his hand, which he smashed against the 20-year-old’s head, demanding that he hand over all his cash and valuables.

The victim complied and the assailant escaped by running along George Street.

PC Jawahir is continuing inquiries.

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