A Sea Lots man is now in police custody after being caught in the act of breaking into a cellular phone store in Port of Spain
The 30-year-old was arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division Task Force, after being discovered in the store located along Frederick Street, Port of Spain, around 9:32 pm on September 3rd.
The owner had secured the premises and activated the store’s alarm system around 6:30 pm on the said date and went away.
He was later notified that the alarm system was triggered.
Upon arrival at the scene, the owner observed the storefront window was broken and officers detaining a suspect, who had just exited the building through the broken window.
Six cellular phones: a Samsung S8, Samsung S8 Plus, Samsung J7, Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5S and a Blu 3TE Smartphone, valued at $15,000, were reported as missing by the owner.
The suspect is being held at the Besson Street Police Station where he is expected to be charged with store breaking and larceny.
PC Phillips, of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department, is continuing enquiries.