Former police officer assisting with investigation into airport robbery

A former police officer is now assisting with investigations into last Wednesday's airport robbery.

The man was detained on Saturday night by officers of the organised crime and intelligence unit.

Last Wednesday, armed bandits escaped with an estimated $5 million in cash from the cargo cart at the tarmac of Piarco international airport.

Police said the man and two other women were being questioned up to late yesterday evening.

Last week, seven people were questioned soon after the incident.

Two suspects held in connection with Piarco robbery

Two persons have been held in connection with the 5 million dollar airport heist.

On Wednesday a group of armed men entered the docking area of the Piarco international airport and made off with $5 million dollars belonging to the first citizen’s bank.

The money was intended to be transferred to the bank’s Tobago branches.

Barrington 'Skippy' Thomas shot during robbery

Radio talk show host Barrington 'Skippy' Thomas remains warded in stable condition at the hospital this morning. 

Thomas was shot in both legs by bandits during a home invasion last night.

CNC3 news understands that at 9 pm Thomas was at his home at Mendez drive, Champs Fleurs when he was accosted by gunmen.

Business owner kills bandit during attempted robbery

One bandit has been killed and two others injured during an attempted robbery at a grocery in Barataria.

According to police reports, around 9 pm on Thursday, three men entered Youngs Grocery located along Tenth Avenue and announced a holdup.

The business owner, upon seeing the fracas, drew his licensed firearm and opened fire.

There was an exchange of fire following which one of the assailants was killed on the scene.

Two employees were also shot and injured during the melee.