Two men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate tomorrow, charged with 23 counts of robbery against 14 Bahamian tourists and nine other persons, who were passengers of a maxi taxi heading to an early morning Carnival cooler fete at Chaguaramas, on Sunday 11th February, 2018.
Justin Hayes, 21, and Tafarra Brandon, 19, both of Carenage, were charged by Cpl Morgan Jones, of the Carenage Police Station, on Tuesday 20th February, 2018.
Three men linked to a string of robberies targeting groceries operated by Chinese nationals, in the Tunapuna district, have been held by police during an anti-crime exercise in the Central and Northern Divisions.
The exercise, spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel and including Insp. Roger Joseph, was conducted between the hours of 3 pm on Monday 19th February, 2018 and 6 am on Tuesday 20th February, 2018.
The five accused in the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant, at Arouca, on January 7th, 2018, will reappear before an Arima Magistrate on Wednesday 17th January, 2018, to answer to the nine charges arising from the incident.
Samuel Roberts, 30, Jamal Roberts, 25, Dominic Alcantara, 19, Romeo Jude Blackman, 29, and Keon Patoe, 28, all of Beetham Gardens, first appeared before Magistrate Debby Ann-Bassaw in the Arima 3rd Magistrates’ Court on Friday 12th January, 2018, where bail was denied.
Quick work by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) resulted in five suspects being arrested mere minutes after they carried out an armed robbery at a Chinese restaurant in Arouca yesterday morning, police said in a statement.
The owner of Yiahao Chinese restaurant was at the establishment, located along the Eastern Main Road, Arouca, around 10:25am on Sunday when four men entered.
One man was armed with a gun and another with a knife.
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.
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.
Three men and one woman are expected to appear before an Arima magistrate today charged in connection with the $5.5 million dollar robbery at the Piarco International Airport.
The 38-year-old Longdenville woman and the men, ages 35, of Longdenville, 42 and 38 of Diego Martin, were charged on Saturday night following instructions from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul.
According to information from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the woman and the 35-year-old Longdenville man will face a charge of money laundering.
Anand Ram a police officer attached to the Gasparillo police station has been shot in the abdomen.
PC Ram and his fellow officers were responding to a home invasion report in Marabella when the incident occurred.
The following is a press release by the TTPS: