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UPDATE: Fuad Abu Bakr released; vehicle still impounded

Leader of the New National Vision political party Fuad Abu bakr, has been released by police after being detained for questioning with regards to a stolen vehicle.

Bakr was allowed to go free around midnight but police have not released the vehicle he was driving.

Bakr and his wife Kristy Ramnarine were on their way home when police stopped the vehicle on the Beetham highway and ordered them out at gunpoint, on suspicion that the vehice they were in was a stolen vehicle.

Two 13-year-old school-girls now missing

Just hours after the Police Service announced that a missing 13-year-old school-girl had been found, two more 13-year-old school-girls have gone missing.

A statement from the Police Service seeks the public assistance in locating Azize Moses and Nayasha Joseph.

The following is the statement from the TTPS:

"Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating two schoolgirls who were reported missing by their mothers in separate incidents.

Police say crimes by students decreasing

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police for Community Relations, Enez Joseph, says serious crimes involving students in schools, have been on the decline.

Joseph was addressing a news conference today to outline the police's service intervention strategies to address issues in schools.

He says that in 2015, there were 45 serious criminal offences involving students committed in schools, down from 57 in 2014.

Man held with .38 revolver, six rounds of ammunition

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in Central Trinidad with an unlicensed firearm and six rounds of ammunition.

A statement from the police says the arrest was made after police intercepted a vehicle in Claxton Bay.

The following is the statement from the police.

"In keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s drive to strengthen law enforcement operations to more efficiently combat crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) conducted overnight anti-crime operations that resulted in the following successes:

Double murder in Guayaguayare

Two men from Guayaguayare are the countries latest murder victims.

Dead are Terrence Ramoutar and Joseph Henry of Saltwater Line Stone, Bright Village, Guayaguayare.

The men, who were said to be in their late mid 30s or early 40s, were discovered in a burnt out house.

Reports are that police received information that around 2 am on Friday morning that a house was on fire.

EXCLUSIVE: Police interview robbery suspect inside 51 Degrees Lounge

A video of a man police have detained for questioning in the robbery at Town Restaurant this morning, being interviewed by the police is now circulating on social media.

The leaked video shows the man being detained on the floor inside of the 51 Degrees Lounge where he was detained.

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Because of the intimate nature of this video and legal ramifications, we've opted to blur most of the footage and to omit key information given by the man, until released by the police.

Manhunt for bandits after early morning robbery at Town Restaurant

The search continues for suspects on a robbery that occurred in a restaurant on Cipriani Boulevard this morning, just below the popular 51 Degrees lounge.

Bandits entered the Town restaurant around five this morning but police blocked their escape.

There are reports that the bandits fired at the police and a shootout ensued.

The bandits ran back into the building and remained there for well over two hours.

Police cordoned off Cipriani Boulevard and Picton Streets, which remained closed until sometime after 7am.

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