At least two men are in police custody following a $15,000 robbery at the Coco Reef Resort and Spa, Crown Point, on Monday morning.
According to ACP Tobago Division Vernon Roberts, two men entered the resort's front office at approximately 2:37 am, armed with cutlasses.
He said the men, who wore hoodies and dark-coloured clothing, escaped on foot with the cash.
“We are at this time questioning persons of interest for that robbery and we are also reviewing CCTV footage from the scene," Roberts told Guardian Media.
Seven people were arrested on various offences, including for rape and attempted murder in police exercises conducted in South and North Trinidad.
According to a police report, the anti-crime exercise was conducted in the St Joseph and South Western Districts between 9 pm on Thursday and 5.30 am on Friday.
It was supervised by Inspector Hernandez and Sergeant Thomas (Ag), and included a party of police officers from the St Joseph Criminal Investigations Department and the Northern Division's Crime Suppression Unit.
Murder accused, Anthony Ramsumair, who had been on the run from police after escaping from the Youth Training Centre (YTC) in Arouca last October, was recaptured by police on Wednesday night in South Trinidad.
Investigators told Guardian Media that a team of officers—headed by Senior Superintendent Wayne Mohammed and including police constables Persad and Smith—held Ramsumair at a house in the Golconda Settlement, Golconda, around 8 p.m.
The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is concerned about the number of fatal police shootings that have already taken place for the year. With Police Commissioner Gary Griffith promising to go even harder against criminals, the agency is preparing to ramp up its investigations.
A 35-year-old man from St Joseph was killed during an argument while at a bar in St Augustine on Friday morning.
According to police, at about 4 am, Joel Collier was at Bamboo's Bar, College Road in St Augustine, when he got into an argument with another man.
Eyewitnesses told police that Collier walked away from the argument, however, the man he was arguing with whipped out a gun and shot him several times killing him on the scene.
On Sunday night, in an unrelated incident, one man was left dead and two others wounded during a shooting incident in Arouca.
Police are currently at the scene of a murder outside the Chaguanas Market.
Details are still coming in, however, CNC3 NEWS understands Christopher Mendoza of Brasso and another man got into an altercation.
Mendoza, who was stabbed during the incident, died at the scene.
The suspect escaped on foot.
And we will update this story as details come to hand.
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One man was arrested and a pistol and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the El Socorro district last night.
According to official police reports, at about 7:00 pm, on Sunday 22 December, officers proceeded to the home of a 26-year-old male suspect in Chanka Trace, El Socorro.
There, they conducted a search, which resulted in the discovery of one Ruger pistol fitted with a magazine containing five rounds of ammunition in the man’s possession.
Investigations are ongoing.
One man has been arrested and two firearms and quantities of marijuana and ammunition seized by officers of the Port of Spain Division, over the weekend.
The arrests and seizures took place during an Operation Strike Back Two exercise, conducted in the Belmont and Cascade Districts on Saturday 21 December.
The exercise also included officers of the Port of Spain Division Task Force, Interagency Task Force, Belmont Operations Unit, Besson Street Operations Unit, Transit Police, Canine Unit and the Air Support Unit.
Three people have been arrested for the robbery that took place at a supermarket in Sangre Grande last weekend.
Reports are that last Sunday, thieves stole a safe at the Good Luck Supermarket located at Railway Road, Guaico. It contained over TT$30,000 and US$4000.
Police said the suspects, ages 25, 27, and 32 years, were held during a police operation conducted by officers assigned to the Eastern Division’s Special Operations Unit this week, between Monday and Thursday.