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.
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.
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.
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.
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the robbery and chopping of Navin Bissoon and his family at their Suchit Trace, Penal home last Tuesday.
The three cutlass-wielding robbers who terrorized, chopped, bit and kicked a Penal family on Tuesday morning, remain at large.
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 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.
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.