Police recover stolen car after 'pepper theft'
Police worked swiftly to recover a stolen vehicle after a car was stolen while the owner was duped into buying peppers.
In a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), police said the 37-year-old Cunupia man lodged a police report, saying he met a man around 11:00 am on Wednesday at Havelock Street, Curepe, to negotiate the sale of his Nissan AD wagon.
Upon meeting the man, the two entered the vehicle and proceeded along the Eastern Main Road to the Tunapuna market, where the man gave the victim $20 and asked him to purchase some peppers for him.
The victim left and went into the market, however, upon returning with the peppers, he discovered both the vehicle and the man were missing.
A report was immediately made to the police who conducted a district-wide search for the vehicle.
Officers from the Northern Division Task Force and the St. Joseph and Tunapuna CIDs worked swiftly to recover the vehicle, which was found abandoned but intact, around 4:00 pm that same day along St. Vincent Street, Arouca.
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