Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Rio Claro couple robbed, assaulted at gunpoint; three men arrested

Three men were arrested by officers of the Rio Claro Criminal Investigations Department, within 30 minutes of receiving a report of robbery with violence against a Rio Claro couple.

Two victims told police they were conducting sales at their business place around 9:30pm on Tuesday, when three men, one of them armed with a gun entered and announced a hold up.

The assailants proceeded to hit victims about their faces before relieving them of quantities of cash, cigarettes, toilet paper and cellular phones.

The men then made their escape in a gold coloured Nissan Almera motor vehicle.

A report was made to the police and officers of the Rio Claro CID, Mayaro and Biche Police Stations responded and conducted enquiries into the incident.

The three suspects; a 38-year-old and a 25-year-old both of Rio Claro and a 36- year-old of Valencia, were arrested half an hour later at a house in the district.

The stolen items have not as yet been recovered.

Investigations are ongoing.

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