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.
The three men who were arrested in connection with the robbery of a KFC outlet in Siparia on Friday, have appeared before the Siparia Magistrates’ Court, to answer to the charges.
Avin Khan aka ‘Kevin’, 20; Brent Lall aka ‘Crix’, 22; and Nicholas Francis aka ‘Nicko’, 25, all of San Francique Road, Penal, were jointly charged with robbery with aggravation and possession of a firearm.
Francis faces an additional charge of common assault.
All three men appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert on Tuesday.