Crime

KFC victim was hunted

After fleeing gunmen from his Maloney Gardens home town, Akino Suya was still tracked down by them, followed to the St Helena branch of KFC and shot dead by two men.

According to reports, the shooting took place around 10.30 pm while the fast food outlet at St Helena Junction was filled with customers. Eyewitnesses told police two men entered the restaurant and walked towards Suya, who was standing in the line waiting to place his order. One of the men drew a gun and fired at him. Suya was shot five times.

Freeport mason abducted

Freeport police are investigating the abduction of a 34-year-old man from the community on Sunday.

Ravi Anthony was reportedly walking along Lime Fruit Road with one of his cousins when a car pulled up alongside them. Anthony’s cousin managed to escape, but he was accosted by two of the vehicle’s occupants, beaten and thrown into the vehicle and taken away.

Up to late last night, Anthony remained missing and the family had received no calls for a ransom.

Reputed 'community leader' shot dead in Arima

A man reputed to be a community leader, has been shot and killed in Arima.

Around 9 pm on Sunday, Atiba Rodriguez of Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas was in the company of a female relative at her home on Edward Street, Arima.

It is believed that Rodriguez was about to leave the house in his Nissan Tiida motor vehicle when a lone gunman ambushed him and opened fire.

He was hit about the body and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

Two pistols, ammunition found in Diego Martin

Two pistols and a quantity of ammunition have been found in Diego Martin, by officers attached to the Western Division Task Force, police say in a statement.

The discoveries were made during an anti-crime exercise between the hours 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Wednesday 10th May, 2017.

The officers first went to Farm Road, Diego Martin, where they searched an abandoned structure and found one black Colt .9mm pistol, with five rounds of .9mm ammunition.

Two charged with 2014 murder

A Claxton Bay man and a Navet woman are due to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate, charged with the murder of Sherrin Alleyne, which occurred in June 2014.

Kamal Khan, 26, a truck driver, of Solidad Road, Claxton Bay, and Gloria Chin, 27, of Hackette Extension Road, Navet, were charged with the murder, after advice was received from the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul, today, Thursday 11th May, 2017.

Glock pistol found in Enterprise

An Austria Glock pistol and a quantity of marijuana were found by officers during an anti-crime exercise in the Central Division yesterday a statement by the Police Service said.

The officers of the Central Special Crime and Canine Units, conducted the exercise coordinated by ASP (Ag.), Richard Smith, between 7:00am and 9:00pm on Wednesday 10th May, 2017. 

The officers went to Mano Street, Enterprise, Chaguanas, around 7:30pm, where they conducted a search behind a shed situated along the roadway.

Two men shot dead in Lopinot and Arima

Police are probing two murders in East Trinidad, one in Lopinot and the other in Arima.

Around 11:50 pm 25-year-old Lleron Alexander was at his business place, LA Mini Mart, at East Main Road, Lopinot when a man approached him and a struggle ensued.

Two loud explosions were heard and persons around intervened and subdued the suspect.

Officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) arrived and conveyed both to the Arima Hospital.

Alexander succumbed around 1 am.

The 24-year-old suspect is still at hospital.

Chase Village man charged with possession of Glock 22 pistol

A 33-year-old Chase Village man, will appear before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with possession of a Glock 22 pistol along with two magazines containing a total of 26 rounds of .40mm ammunition.

Clevon Francis was arrested and later charged following anticrime exercises carried out by officers of the Northern Division Area Central Task Force, in the Charlieville area, on Friday 5th May, 2017.

The accused of Orange Field Road, Chase Village, was arrested along Pierre Road, Charlieville, around 11:30 pm.

Snub nose revolver found at Mt St George

A snub nose revolver was discovered by officers of the Tobago Division Task Force, in a forested area, at Mt. St. George, Tobago over the weekend.

A statement by the Police Service says that officers, acting on information, went to Castara Road, around 7:45 am on Saturday 6th May, 2017, where they found a black plastic bag containing the revolver loaded with two rounds of .38mm ammunition.

No one was arrested in connection with the find. 

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