Crime

Police find Glock pistol while in search of murder suspect

A Glock Pistol and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, during a search for a murder suspect in the San Juan area, yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise between 10:30 am and 2 pm, along Bagatelle Extension Road, San Juan, on Tuesday 25th July, 2017, after receiving information that a male suspect, wanted in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Lawrence Sydney, aka ‘Kareem’, was spotted in the area.

Woman chopped to death in Moriah in apparent murder-suicide

Police are investigating a murder/suicide in Tobago.

Around 7:30 am, police were called in after screams were heard at Congo Hill Trace, Moriah.

Upon arrival they discovered the lifeless body of Romelda King in some bushes, her body bore several chop wounds.

The police also discovered Hilton King inside a house a short distance away, frothing from the mouth.

Police believe he ingested a poisonous substance.

 

Murder in El Socorro

An early morning shooting in El Socorro has claimed the life of a man.

Around 12:30 am Leroy Henry was at his home located at Upper Ward Lane, El Socorro when gunmen entered the premises and ambushed him.

Henry was shot several times about the body.

Several spent shells were recovered from the scene.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing.

Police are continuing investigations.

Father Harvey robbed in church

Roman Catholic priest Father Clyde Harvey has been robbed.

Around 6am, Father Harvey was at the St Martin’s RC Church, Gonzales where he is also the parish priest, when three gunmen entered the building and announced a hold-up.

The bandits tied up Father Harvey, ransacked the presbytery and took $1000, a mobile phone and other items from the church before making their escape. \

The assailants also threatened to kill the priest.

Harvey is the chairman of three non-government organisations and is known for his work with youth.

Ex-convict Eddie Phillip aka "One is One" shot dead in Chaguanas

A man who was found dead in Chaguanas earlier today has been identified as ex-convict, Eddie Phillip.

Phillip’s body was found bound and gagged in an abandoned vehicle along Gail Street close to midday.

Police suspect Phillip was kidnapped and was attempting to escape when he was shot in the head.

Murder in Petit Bourg

Police are on the scene of a homicide in Petit Bourg where a 46-year-old man was shot and killed.

Around 3:45 pm Denzel Phillip, 46, was conducting repairs to a vehicle at Plus Parts in Petit Bourg along the Eastern Main Road, when two men ran in his direction and started shooting.

He ran into the back of the store room and they continued running behind him.

He was shot as many as seven times in the head.

Investigations are ongoing.

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