Man held moments after robbery at Queen's Park Savannah

Quick work by officers of the Port of Spain Division’s Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) resulted in one man being arrested, mere minutes after a report of robbery in the vicinity of the Queens Park Savannah (QPS) this morning.

At around 2:30 am ERP 09 observed a man running in the middle of the road at in the vicinity of Queens Royal College.

Officers stopped and was informed that the victim was just robbed by two men who they observed running through the savannah.

They gave chase with assistance of ERP 13 and Woodbrook police.

Businessman critical after early morning robbery

A man is warded at the hospital in a critical condition following an early morning robbery.

CNC3 news understands that shortly after 5 am the owner of a mini-mart located at Phoenix Park, California was accosted by an armed assailant. 

An altercation ensued and the mini-mart operator was subsequently shot during the fracas. 

The police were contacted and on arrival discovered the man lying in a pool of blood. 

He was taken to hospital where he remains warded. 

Officers of the Couva police station are continuing investigations.

Sando business assoc. head: Decrease in petty crimes in lead up to Carnival

With 24 more mu­nic­i­pal po­lice of­fi­cers pa­trolling the streets of San Fer­nan­do, pres­i­dent of the San Fer­nan­do Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion Daphne Bartlett says there has been a marked de­crease of pet­ty crimes in the lead­up to Car­ni­val.

In an in­ter­view, Bartlett said since her as­so­ci­a­tion met with Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith two months ago, sev­er­al crime pre­ven­tion strate­gies were rolled out which has great­ly re­duced crime in the south city.

Vendors help cops foil abduction, robbery

A quick re­sponse from mem­bers of the pub­lic helped po­lice ar­rest three men who had ab­duct­ed a 71-year-old Port-of-Spain busi­ness­man they planned to rob on Thurs­day night.

Po­lice said they re­ceived calls around 9 pm af­ter wit­ness­es saw two men ac­cost the own­er of Samuel’s Jew­ellery Store, which is lo­cat­ed on Char­lotte Street, af­ter he had locked up his busi­ness and went to a George Street carpark where his car was parked.

Cops think Central robbery ring busted up

Po­lice of­fi­cers have ar­rest­ed the third sus­pect in Tues­day night’s at­tempt­ed rob­bery at One Plus One su­per­mar­ket at Munroe Road, Cunu­pia.

The sus­pect, who was shot and wound­ed dur­ing a shootout with the po­lice, still man­aged to run out of the su­per­mar­ket and get in­to a wait­ing get­away car. How­ev­er, the dri­ver took the wound­ed ban­dit straight to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Com­plex in Mount Hope for treat­ment, where med­ical of­fi­cials would have alert­ed the po­lice as is the pro­to­col with such in­juries.

Over $30,000 stolen from Wendy's on Ariapita Avenue

Over $30,000 in cash was found stolen from a vault at Wendy’s Restaurant in Woodbrook.

According to a police report, employees secured the restaurant after operations at about 11.30 pm on Monday and upon their return at about 5 am they discovered an access door broken into.

Further checks revealed that the vault of the restaurant was broken into and its contents including cash, documents and other valuable items were stolen.

Police said other areas in the establishment were also ransacked.

Officers of the St James Police Station are continuing investigations.

Three held for spate of robberies

Two men aged 19 and 26 and a 30-year-old woman have been detained by police in connection with a series of robberies committed against salespersons in Central Trinidad.

According to police reports,  the first incident took place around 6:35 pm, when a saleswoman who was conducting business at the Preysal Flyover, was approached by a man who announced a robbery and relieved her of $173.00 and ran off. 

Later that evening around 8:00 pm, another saleswoman was robbed at St. Mary’s Junction, Freeport, of $400.