Four men from Port-of-Spain who carried out a half of a million dollar robbery at a jewellery store in Gasparillo yesterday are now in police custody.
The men were held when police intercepted the getaway car shortly after the daring act.
According to reports, around 6 pm the men held up the jewellery store at Gasparillo. They relieved the owner of diamonds, gold, silver and other precious stones valued at $500,000.
A Special Reserve Police officer who allegedly used a marked police vehicle to rob a casino owner last week has been slapped with three charges, including robbery with violence and firearm possession.
PC Sean Joseph, who was last attached to the San Juan Sub-Station, appeared before Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the San Fernando Magistrates Court on Wednesday. He was denied bail.
Joseph was accused of going to Johnson Avenue, Soledad Road West last Friday where he robbed Weihui Zhu of $406,000 cash, an Apple iPhone 7 valued $7,000 and an air rifle valued $20,000.
Five officers attached to the Port of Spain Division have been identified as being part of the gang that robbed a Claxton Bay businessman.
The five other officers have been identified based on information from the SRP who confessed the crime on Friday.
The six are accused of robbing a Chinese businessman of over 400 thousand dollars in cash and valuables.
The officers reportedly robbed the businessman after claiming they were executing a search warrant at the man’s home.
An extended video of Wednesday's shooting death of a security guard and robbery of a cigarette delivery van, shows two other men involved in the crime.
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Then 1.37-minute video, taken from one of the CCTV cameras captures the first man who carried out the shooting, calling for his colleagues, one of whom stayed in the road while the other also ran into the compound.
The Ministry of Health has revealed that the intern who reported being robbed at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, lied about the incident.
The Ministry said the truth came out during a meeting today.
The following is the Ministry's statement: