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. 

Two KFC robbery suspects plead guilty, 3rd granted $700,000 bail

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.