Sunday 19 May, 2019

Suspect held in Beetham after dramatic police chase

One man is in custody after he held in a vehicle which was reported stolen at gunpoint.

However, police said, was intercepted after it was shot at by unknown elements while the driver attempted to escape the police by driving through Beetham Gardens.

This resulted in the vehicle crashing, and officers being able to hold the suspect.

Police were told that the vehicle had been reported stolen at about 3:00 am Monday from the Boardwalk in Chaguaramas.

Officers on patrol spotted the vehicle proceeding east along Wrightson Road, and they moved to intercept it, however, the driver sped away.

A chase ensued, and the driver turned into Beetham Gardens in a bid to escape the police.

However, the car was shot at, causing the driver to lose control and crash some distance away. 

The driver was detained and is aiding with inquiries.

Police suspect that the vehicle came under fire by gunmen because it was not known to the area, and was driving at a high speed through the community.

More on this as it becomes available. 

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