New Grant

16-year-old New Grant girl reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Monique Joseph.

Monique was last seen at her home at Naparima Mayaro Road, New Grant, at around 11:30 am, on Tuesday 18th April, 2017.

She was reported missing to the Tableland Police Station, by her father, Mark Joseph, around 10:40pm on Wednesday 19th April, 2017.

Monique is of African descent, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with long black hair and a brown complexion. It is unknown what she was last wearing.

VIDEO: CCTV footage shows shooting of man at New Grant supermarket; victim dies at hospital


A closed circuit television (CCTV) recording shows how a former convict was shot at a New Grant supermarket on Monday morning.

The 32-year-old man, Verne Sambury (aka Pomba) succumbed to his wounds and died at the San Fernando General Hospital Monday evening.

Police reports on Monday had indicated that he was shot during a break-in at the Persad D Food King supermarket when he rushed at an armed security guard with a bottle.

Bandit shot while attempting to break in to New Grant supermarket

A 32-year-old man has been shot during what police say was an attempted break-in at a New Grant business place this morning.

Police say the man has had previously been charged with several offences and was recently released from prison.

According to reports, the man attempted to break into Persad D Food King supermarket around 8 am Monday when security officers fired on him.

He was hit in his stomach, arm and eye and was rushed to the Princes Town District Health Facility before being transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital in serious condition.