Sunday 18 August, 2019

School teacher among two robbed at gunpoint

Police are investigating two reports of robbery with violence in South Trinidad.

The first incident took place at 10.30 am on Thursday, in La Brea.

The victim – a 25-year-old scrap-iron worker from Lodge Road, Claxton Bay – was confronted by two men along Railway Avenue, La Brea, who originally came to him under the pretence of selling scrap iron.

While they were discussing the sale, one of the men pulled out a firearm and announced a hold-up, they then proceeded to rob the victim of $1,000 in cash.

The suspects have been described as follows.

Suspect 1 – a man of African descent approximately 5’8” tall, slim built, light brown complexion, low haircut, round face, broad mouth, clean shaven, clad in a yellow jersey and black short pants.

Suspect 2 – a man of African descent, dark brown complexion, approximately 5’ 8” tall, slim built, oval face, picky hairstyle, short beard, pointy nose, rounds scar on the right side of his face and clad in a black jersey and black short pants.

PC Seepersad is continuing inquiries.

The second incident involved a 56-year-old teacher.

According to police reports, the victim was at her home along Coora Road, Siparia, around 5:30 pm when a strange man entered the home.

The man, police were told, was armed with a piece of iron.

The man announced a hold-up and proceeded to rob the woman of over TT$40,000 in cash that she kept at her home, along with a quantity of jewellery.

PC Moolchan is continuing inquiries.

The suspect in this incident was described as a man, approximately 5”9” tall, dark brown complexion, slim built, clad in a greyish coloured coverall with the letters ‘N.E.S.C’ written to the back. He had a black mask over his face, and was wearing gloves on his hands.

Anyone with information which could lead to arrests in either incident is asked to contact the police, or they could give the information anonymously through 555 or 800-TIPS.

More on this as it becomes available.

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