Victim calls police during robbery; four men held

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:45

Quick work by police officers resulted in the arrest of four men, who had just carried out an armed robbery on an elderly couple in Barataria, yesterday.

The victims, aged 67 and 77, were at their Fourth Street home, around 11:30 am, when three men, one armed with a knife, entered the premises and announced a holdup.

The men proceeded to rob a couple of cash and jewellery, valued just over $13,000.

While the suspects escaping, one of the victims managed to call 999, initiating an immediate response from police officers.

Three men, a 19-year-old of Toco, a 26-year-old of Tunapuna and a 43-year-old, also of Tunapuna, were arrested on the compound of couple’s home.

A fourth man, a 26-year-old of Tunapuna, who was found sitting in a Silver Tiida, which was parked close to the victims’ home, was also arrested.

Police suspect he was the getaway driver.