Friday 30 October, 2020

Police officer among two charged for $680K robbery

Photo: PC Nicholas Roberts (left), Tevin Morrison (right). Photos courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

Photo: PC Nicholas Roberts (left), Tevin Morrison (right). Photos courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

A police constable and a civilian have been charged with a $680,000 robbery.

The officer has also been charged with misbehaviour in public office.

The accused, PC Nicholas Roberts, who was last attached to the Western Division, and Tevin Morrison, of Le Platte Village, Maraval, will appear virtually before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today to answer the charges.

Police say around 6:15pm on October 3, 2020, a courier employed with a clothing store outlet was stopped by two men dressed in police uniform who were conducting a roadblock on the Western Main Road, Cocorite, near the Paragon Sports Club.

The courier said a marked police vehicle was present at the said location.

He said he was asked to exit his vehicle, which he did, but he was then tie-strapped and robbed of his personal items.

The man was robbed of his cellphone valued $1,500, US$120, and TT$ 1,200. He was also robbed of TT$677,277, and US$1500, the property of his employers.

The robbers then made their escape.

The courier said one suspect drove away in the marked police vehicle and second suspect escaped through a bushy track off the Western Main Road.

He made a report at the Four Roads Police Station.

An investigation involving a multi-agency team of the Western Division CID, the Western Division Gang Intelligence Unit, and the Western Division Operation Centre led to the two suspects being detained for questioning.

Both suspects were charged for robbery with aggravation following advice from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard.

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