Sunday 24 June, 2018

Suspect in Woodbrook robbery turns himself in

The suspect in a video which went viral last week depicting a man robbing and assaulting a woman in front of her two-year-old son is currently in police custody.

The 18-year-old suspect reportedly surrendered himself on Monday afternoon to officers at the Port of Spain CID, in the company of his attorney Adrian Thompson.

The suspect was received by a team of officers including Snr  Sup Ajith Persad, Inspector Mark  Maraj, and Cpl Ramlogan.

He was due to be questioned and placed on identification parades on Tuesday.

The suspect was the main individual being sought by the police following a robbery of a 26-year-old woman along Gallus Street, Woodbrook.

The incident took place at about 3:3 0pm on Wednesday and was captured on nearby CCTV cameras. The footage shows a man attempting to rob the woman of her cellular phone, however, she resisted.

 

As a result, she was assaulted in full view of her two-year-old son.

A second man walked up to the two and pulled the assailant away from the woman.

The assailant then “rushed in” once again and snatched a gold chain from the neck of the 26-year-old woman.

He then made good his escape.

The victim made a report to Woobrook Police Station and sought medical treatment.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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