Thursday 26 November, 2020

Woman among 4 held for robberies in West Trinidad

Pictured: Nicholas Thomas and Tyrique Reid are before the court in connection with robberies. Photos courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Pictured: Nicholas Thomas and Tyrique Reid are before the court in connection with robberies. Photos courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Three men and one woman have been charged in connection with various robberies and home invasions in the Western Division.

The four are due to appear at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court later today.

Keshon Rojas, 21 of Second Caledonia, Morvant was charged with two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of robbery with violence, assault by threats, using threatening language, and receiving stolen goods.

Tyrique Reid, 20 of Second Caledonia Morvant was charged with two counts of robbery with violence and common assault. Nicholas Thomas, 24 of Lady Young Road, Morvant - two counts of robbery with violence and housebreaking and larceny.

Photos courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Keisha Rojas De Freitas, 35 of 18th Drive, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas was charged with receiving stolen goods.

Police gathered intelligence after an upsurge in robberies and home invasions particularly in the Four Roads district.

Their investigations led to an anti-crime operation that included the execution of several search warrants at the homes of the suspects between August 19 and 25.  

Various items were allegedly seized during the exercise and several were identified by the victims, including laptops, cameras, cell phones, PS4 and Xbox games, air conditioning evaporators, car batteries, watches, pawn tickets and a quantity of jewellery. Some of the items were retrieved from various pawnshops located in the Port of Spain Division.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Thompson, supervised by Ag ASP Henry, Insp Grant and Sgt Reyes, led by Ag Cpls Marcelle and Phillip and included WPCs London and Patrick, PCs St John and Phipps of the Four Roads Criminal Investigations Department (CID); Sgt Austin, WPC Harry, PCs Williams and Seechan of the Western Division Gang Intelligence Unit; Sgt Carmona, Ag Cpl Hunt, PCs Hollingsworth, Clement, Charles, Frith, Peters and Charles of the Western Division Task Force; and Cpl Daniel, PCs Moonesar and Friday and WPC Nickie of the North Eastern Division Task Force.

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