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Soldier charged with wounding with intent

A soldier attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force has been granted $75,000 bail, after appearing before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today, charged with wounding with intent against Gregory Harracksingh, which occurred on Tuesday 12th December, 2017.

Corporal Kerros Martin, 29, of Jacelon Trace, Vega De Oropouche, appeared before Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne in the Sangre Grande 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 21st December, 2017, to answer to the charge.

The matter was adjourned to Thursday, 4th January, 2018.

Charged with $3 million First Citizens robbery; no money recovered

Police say they have cracked another major case involving bank funds, with the arrest and subsequent prosecution of a Freeport man, in connection with the break-in and theft of $3,030,000 from First Citizens, Montrose, Chaguanas, branch, sometime between September 22nd and 24th, 2017.

No part of the stolen money has been recovered.

The previous breakthrough came on Monday 18th December, 2017, when four persons appeared before an Arima Magistrate, charged with the $5 million heist from an armoured security vehicle, at Piarco International Airport, on December 6th 2017.

Judge freezes $15 million assets of company and director over questionable cheque payments

High Court judge Frank Seepersad has granted a request by the East Port-of-Spain Development Corporation (EPOS) to freeze the assets of an employee and two of his companies to the tune of over $15 million.

No bail for suspects in $5 million airport heist

After ten days of intensive investigations, police have prosecuted one of the biggest armed robbery cases in recent history, with the arrest and subsequent court appearance of three men; and one woman, before an Arima Magistrate today, a statement by the Police Service says.

The four appeared before Magistrate Debby Ann Bassaw, in the Arima 3rd Magistrates’ Court, where they were denied bail on charges in relation to the $5 million heist from an armoured security vehicle, at Piarco International Airport, on December 6th, 2017.

60-year-old gardener charged with sister-in-law's murder

A Manzanilla man is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today, in connection with the shooting death of his 44-year-old sister-in-law and the wounding of her 18-year-old daughter and two others, at a bar in Manzanilla, on Saturday 9th December, 2017.

Man denied bail on sexual assault charges on two girls

A Laventille man is denied bail when he appeared before Port of Spain 7th Court Magistrate Adia Mohammed, charged with four counts of sexual assault against a 12 and 13-year-old girl.

Hubert Mannette, 56, was charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit, Port of Spain Division for the offenses which allegedly occurred between September 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2016 against the 13-year-old girl, while the assault of the 12-year-old reportedly took place on Tuesday 14th November, 2017.

Point Fortin man charged with possession of firearm

A Point Fortin man is due to appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today, charged with possession of firearm and ammunition.

Maquille Erasto, 22, of Fanny Village, Point Fortin, was held by officers of the Point Fortin CID during an anti-crime exercise in the district around 6:15 am on Monday 13th November, 2017.

Acting on information, officers proceeded to Sunset Beach, Fanny Village, where they stopped and searched the suspect.

The search resulted in the pistol, along with a magazine containing two rounds of 9mm ammunition being found in his possession.

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