Thursday 29 October, 2020

Suspects with fake gun caught minutes after robbery

Police have arrested four men in connection with the robbery of two women in East Trinidad.

According to reports, around 10.45 pm on Saturday, two women, ages 18 and 23, were walking north along Casselton Avenue, Trincity, when they saw a white Nissan B-15 with red rims heading in the same direction along the roadway.

The vehicle slowed down as it passed them, then turned around and stopped alongside them.

The front seat passenger got out and approached one of the women and demanded that she hand over all she had.

She was relieved of her gold chain valued TT$1,500.

Both back seat passengers exited, one of whom was armed with what appeared to be a gun. The man pointed the weapon at the second woman and told her to hand over what she had. She was not relieved of anything.

The three suspects got back into their vehicle and left the area.

Officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) Area West who were on mobile patrol in the area intercepted the vehicle the men were in along the Eastern Main Road, near the Tunapuna Police Station ten minutes after the robbery.

The vehicle was searched, resulting in the recovery of the gold chain and a black and white plastic object resembling a firearm from the back seat of the vehicle.

Officers arrested the four suspects who are a 23-year-old from Sun Valley, Lower Santa Cruz, a 24-year-old of Nicholasville, San Juan, a 25-year-old of 3rd Avenue Barataria, and the 27-year-old driver of Febeau Village Laventille, San Juan.

Enquiries are continuing.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: