Monday 23 September, 2019

Teen among four held minutes after Sangre Grande robbery

Four people – including a 16-year-old boy – have appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate charged with the firearm possession and armed robbery.

The four were held by officers of the St Joseph Police Station last Thursday.

The officers, under the supervisions of Inspector Hernandez and Inspector Gyan, were in the area pursuing leads relative to inquiries in their own district, when they received information which led them to intercept a silver Nissan B13 near the Immigration office along the Eastern Main Road.

The vehicle, which had four occupants was searched, and the officers allegedly found and seized a loaded revolver, as well as a quantity of household items.

The items, LoopTT was told, included a Samsung Television, a garbage bag containing jewellery, cellular phones, laptops , computer tablets, and a quantity of cash.

As a result of the find, the four were immediately arrested, and officials from the Sangre Grande Police Station were notified.

It was later learned that the four suspects had only moments before their arrest, robbed two persons at gunpoint.

The accused, Kobi Shade, 24 of Pelican Extension, Morvant, Shawn Thompson, 27 of Celestine Drive, Arima, Malick Straker, 19, from Thomson Avenue, Wallerfield, and a 16-year-old boy from Mt Zion Road, Arima, were all questioned and then placed on identification parades.

The suspects were all brought before a Sangre Grande Magistrate this week, where the charges were read against them.

The three adults were placed on bail of $100,000 each, while the 16-year-old was granted bail at $75,000.

The matter was then adjourned.

The officers involved in the incident have since been praised by Snr Sup Nelson and Snr Sup Daniel for their swift response, which led to the arrests of the suspects, the seizure of a loaded firearm, and the recovery of stolen items.

 

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