Thursday 26 November, 2020

Teens rob taxi driver of car, crash into cops

Police have arrested four teenagers from San Fernando for robbing a taxi driver of his vehicle.

Police say the 59-year-old picked up the teens at Library Corner, San Fernando.

He told the officers that on reaching St Charles one of the passengers informed the driver he needed to urinate causing him to stop the vehicle.

The driver complied but became suspicious of the teen’s behaviour and exited the vehicle with the keys. As he turned to walk away, the said teen followed, and physically assaulted him.

One of the other three teens retrieved the keys and all four escaped with the car.

The driver made a report at the Ste Madeline Police Station.

With the assistance of the Mon Repos Police, Southern Division Task Force, and the Emergency Response Patrol 96, the suspects were arrested while heading north along Manahambre Road.

The stolen vehicle collided with a parked vehicle and an Emergency Response Patrol vehicle, driven by Cpl Ramkumar.

The suspects were taken to the Princes Town Health Facility to be treated for minor injuries received in the crash. Inquiries are continuing.

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