Fisherman in court charged with stealing fish and shrimp valued at $9500

Jacob Mohammed a 29-year-old fisherman of Kings Wharf San Fernando appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with stealing fish and shrimp valued at $9,500.

He was granted $40,000 bail and the matter was adjourned to November 5th.

According to police reports, the 40-year-old victim told police that he placed 151 pounds of salmon, 187 pounds of Carite and 15 buckets of shrimp in a cooler at a fishing depot along Kings’ Wharf, around 6:30 pm on October 6th.

He later discovered the produce missing when he returned around 10:45 pm on the same day.

Fisherman to appear in court charged with robbery

Wayne Johnson, a 32-year-old fisherman from Princes Town is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with two counts of robbery with aggravation against a 32-year-old businesswoman.

According to police reports, the victim told police that she was exiting her vehicle in front of her home around 12:35 am on September 20th when she was approached by two men, both armed with guns. 

The men announced a robbery and ordered the victim to hand over her purse which contained a quantity of cash and a cellular phone. 

The bandits then escaped on foot. 

Three men in police custody after attempting to steal backhoe

Two men have been arrested and a third has turned himself over to police, following a report of an attempted robbery of a backhoe by 56- year-old Gulf View man. 

According to police reports, the incident occurred yesterday afternoon, in the Cocoyea district. 

The victim told police that he went to St. Andrews Park, Cocoyea, on October 7th  where his JCB backhoe was parked and observed four men attempting to load the vehicle onto a flatbed truck. 

Four charged with robbery with violence against Chinese nationals

Four men have been jointly charged with robbery with violence and possession of a firearm and ammunition against two Chinese nationals, after being arrested by officers of the Rio Claro Criminal Investigations Department (CID), during an anti-crime exercise in the district.

Cashier appears in court on 13 Counts of Larceny

Akeisha George a 26-year-old cashier employed at an Arima service station pleaded not guilty to thirteen counts of larceny servant amounting to $2,787.50. 

Ms. George a resident of Clarence Street, Valencia, was granted $15,000 bail with surety when she appeared before Arima Magistrate Alicia Chankar yesterday.

According to police reports, the offences are alleged to have occurred between February 3rd and August 25th, when proceeds from the sale of phone cards were found to be inconsistent with the gas station’s receipts, on thirteen occasions. 

Sea Lots man in police custody after breaking into cell phone store

A Sea Lots man is now in police custody after being caught in the act of breaking into a cellular phone store in Port of Spain

 The 30-year-old was arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division Task Force, after being discovered in the store located along Frederick Street, Port of Spain, around 9:32 pm on September 3rd.

The owner had secured the premises and activated the store’s alarm system around 6:30 pm on the said date and went away. 

He was later notified that the alarm system was triggered. 

Four Point Fortin men to appear in court for robbery

Four Point Fortin men are due to appear before a Siparia Magistrate tomorrow, jointly charged with larceny of a quantity of equipment from Petrotrin, Santa Flora.

Bassant  Bhola, 64; Anderson Hill, 39, a security officer; Amit Rajkumar, 30; and Creston Sirju, 23, a mechanic, were arrested and charged by Petrotrin Estate Police officers, on August 22nd.