Sunday 26 May, 2019

Two held after Canadian couple robbed, beaten in Tobago

Two men are currently in custody after Canadian tourists were robbed on Sunday in Tobago.

Police said the two suspects were due to be brought before a Scarborough magistrate on Tuesday.

The victims, police said, are Roderick Mac Mullin, 63, and his wife Neena Mac Mullin, 65.

They are both from New Brunswick, Canada.

According to police reports, at about 1.30 pm on Sunday, they were both at Grafton Beach, Tobago, when they were approached by the two suspects.

The men announced a hold-up and proceeded to rob the couple of US$15 cash they had in their possession, as well as a cellular phone and two credit cards.

During the incident, the two, police said, were assaulted by the robbers.

The assailants then made good their escape.

The police were immediately notified, and descriptions of the suspects were given.

An all points bulletin was issued, and officers were on the scene quickly.

Due to “intelligence-based policing”, the officers were able to hone in on the suspects, and within an hour the two men were arrested and detained.

Sgt Wilson is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available

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