Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of critical medication for patients, including those with terminal illnesses such as cancer, have been stolen from the pharmacy at the St James Medical Complex (SJMC).
In an immediate response to this “tragedy” that struck the health institution, acting chief executive officer at the North West Regional Health (NWRHA), Terron Gilchrist condemned the act and questioned, “Why would someone want to take God out of their thoughts and steal medicine for the survival of sick people?”
One man was wounded during a police-involved shooting incident in Petit Valley on Monday.
According to police reports, officers of the West End Police Station were on mobile patrol along Morne Coco Road, around 7:45 pm, when they received information that two men wanted in connection with a series of robberies in the district, were observed in a white Nissan Almera motor-vehicle.
The officers proceeded to the location, where they observed the two suspects.
However, upon seeing the officers, one of the men ran off.
Four men were arrested by Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) officers, just minutes after robbing a 30-year-old St. James man on Tuesday, police said in a statement.
Reports are that at 7:45 pm, the victim was walking along Hyderabad Street, St. James, when he was confronted by three men; one of whom was armed with a firearm.
The men announced a robbery and proceeded to beat the victim about his body, and steal a quantity of cash and two cellphones, before fleeing in a silver Nissan Tiida vehicle.
Quick response from officers of the Arima Police Station resulted in the arrest of two male suspects, following a report of robbery with violence against a 29-year-old Valencia man, in the Arima district, last night.
The victim told police that he was driving his motor vehicle in the Calvary Hill district around 11:45 pm, on Tuesday 26th February, 2019, when he was stopped by two men who announced a hold-up.
The victim said when he refused to hand over the keys to his vehicle, he was hit about the head by one of the assailants and relieved by of a quantity of cash.
Quick work by officers of the Port of Spain Division’s Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) resulted in one man being arrested, mere minutes after a report of robbery in the vicinity of the Queens Park Savannah (QPS) this morning.
At around 2:30 am ERP 09 observed a man running in the middle of the road at in the vicinity of Queens Royal College.
Officers stopped and was informed that the victim was just robbed by two men who they observed running through the savannah.
They gave chase with assistance of ERP 13 and Woodbrook police.
A man is warded at the hospital in a critical condition following an early morning robbery.
CNC3 news understands that shortly after 5 am the owner of a mini-mart located at Phoenix Park, California was accosted by an armed assailant.
An altercation ensued and the mini-mart operator was subsequently shot during the fracas.
The police were contacted and on arrival discovered the man lying in a pool of blood.
He was taken to hospital where he remains warded.
Officers of the Couva police station are continuing investigations.
With 24 more municipal police officers patrolling the streets of San Fernando, president of the San Fernando Business Association Daphne Bartlett says there has been a marked decrease of petty crimes in the leadup to Carnival.
In an interview, Bartlett said since her association met with Police Commissioner Gary Griffith two months ago, several crime prevention strategies were rolled out which has greatly reduced crime in the south city.
A quick response from members of the public helped police arrest three men who had abducted a 71-year-old Port-of-Spain businessman they planned to rob on Thursday night.
Police said they received calls around 9 pm after witnesses saw two men accost the owner of Samuel’s Jewellery Store, which is located on Charlotte Street, after he had locked up his business and went to a George Street carpark where his car was parked.