Monday 19 November, 2018

Updated: Two held for string of robberies in South Trinidad


A Morvant man and St. James woman were arrested in connection with a string of robberies in the Gasparillo, Princes Town and Ste. Madeleine districts, following the robbery and beating of a 37-year-old Williamsville man at his business place.

Officers of the Southern Division arrested the 31-year-old man and 29-year-old woman along the M2 Ring Road, Ste. Madeleine on Saturday, just minutes after a report of robbery was made by the Williamsville businessman.

The victim, who was conducting sales at a lotto booth in his business place along Garth Road, Williamsville, was reportedly approached by two armed men who announced a robbery.

A struggle ensued, resulting in the victim being beaten with a piece of iron.

He subsequently handed over a quantity of cash before the men made their escape in a silver Nissan Tiida hatchback.

Officers on mobile patrol in the area responded to the report and observed a vehicle matching the description of the car involved in the incident, proceeding along a dirt track off Malgretoute Road.

The officers then intercepted the vehicle with four occupants; three men and a woman.

Another two suspects managed to escape, whilst the other man and woman were held.

They were arrested and taken to the Gasparillo and Princes Town Police Stations, pending charges.

A quantity of the stolen cash has been recovered.

Insp. Don Gajadhar of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department is continuing enquiries.


Original story: 

A man and woman have been arrested in connection with a robbery in Williamsville on Saturday.

The victim, a 37-year-old man from Williamsville, told police he was at his business place around 3:42 pm when two men entered and announced a holdup.

A struggle ensued as he handed over a quantity of cash, resulting in him being beaten with a piece of iron.

His attackers escaped in a silver Nissan Tiida hatchback.

A report was made and officers of the Southern Division Task Force, Rapid Response Unit and Ste. Madeleine and Gasparillo Police Stations subsequently intercepted the vehicle in Ste Madeleine.

The occupants, a 31-year-old man from Morvant and a 29-year-old woman from St. James were arrested.

Investigations are ongoing. 


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