Friday 10 July, 2020

Trini man on FBI Most Wanted List

A US$10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a Trinidadian man wanted in the United States by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Kofi Edwards is on the FBI's Most Wanted List and is being sought for his alleged involvement in the armed robbery of a restaurant in Woodbridge, New Jersey. On March 17, 2009.

It is alleged that Edwards and others entered the establishment and, at gunpoint, tied up three individuals and robbed the establishment of a large sum of money.

On August 6, 2012, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Edwards in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, after he was charged with Hobbs Act Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm.

The FBI says Edwards, who also goes by the names Richard Jackson, Kofi Touissaint, Koj Edward Touissaint, Koof Touissaint, Koof Toussaint and Kofi Toussaint, was born in Trinidad and Tobago on March 23, 1973. He is between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches and weighs 190 pounds.

The FBI says he should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the local authorities in Trinidad at 800-8477, your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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