Police have shot a suspected bandit dead in Diego Martin.
Reports indicate that around 4.40 pm, officers responded to a report of larceny on Sinanan Gardens.
When police responded they saw two men running down the river near St Lucien Road with what appeared to be stolen items.
One of the men pointed a firearm at the police and fired.
Police returned fire killing one of the men.
We will bring you further details when we get them.
Police are advising shoppers and business owners to ensure take proper security measures over the Christmas season.
The advice comes from ASP (Ag.) Vernly Gift of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit at today's weekly police news conference.
The following was his statement at the news conference.
"The Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU) is a unit within the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) which was formed on the 15th September 2017.
The man seen in a recent social media post threatening and abusing a woman is due to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with wounding with intent and kidnapping against the 19-year-old victim.
Avalon Callender, 31, of Tomato Drive, Diego Martin, was charged with the offences after being arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Thursday 1st November, 2018, in the Gasparillo district.
A man seen in a recent social media post threatening and abusing a woman, has been arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team and the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department.
The suspect, a 31-year-old of Ramai Trace, Debe, was held during an anti-crime exercise conducted under the supervision of Snr. Supt. Zamsheed Mohammed, around 2:30 pm today, at a house in Reform Village, Gasparillo.
Police have destroyed marijuana trees and cured marijuana worth over $2 million in Moruga.
The exercise was carried out by officers of the Southern Division Task Force and the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit yesterday.
It was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Zamsheed Mohammed and ASP (Ag.) Peter Ramdeen, between 6 am and 5 pm.
During the exercise, officers proceeded to a forested area in La Lune Village, Moruga, where they came across 1,500 fully grown marijuana trees, 130 pounds of cured marijuana and 1,000 seedlings, along with three makeshift camps.
A Chaguanas man was found dead in a parked car at the Maracas Lookout on Wednesday evening.
Police were called to the area at around 8.30 pm, after passers-by noticed a Nissan Tiida which appeared to have been abandoned.
When officers arrived on the scene they found the body of Darron Isaac bundled in the backseat of the car.
The 27-year-old man had a solitary gunshot to the head.
Police believe he was executed elsewhere and taken to the area where he was left in the abandoned vehicle, which was registered in his name.
Police are conducting investigations into an incident involving several wards of the State, which occurred at the St. Jude’s Home for Girls, Belmont, yesterday.
Officials at the home reported to police that several girls began behaving in a very violent and aggressive manner toward staff at around 2 pm on Monday, during which the dormitory and library areas sustained significant damage.
The staff at the home said they were forced to lock themselves in the reception area and the police had to be contacted.