$100,000 bail for St Joseph man on robbery, kidnapping charges

A St. Joseph man, who was arrested by officers of the Central Division hours after a report of robbery and kidnapping against a Cunupia man, has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate to answer to the charges.

Leon Gonzales, 27, a machine fitter, of Royal Road, Maracas, St. Joseph, was granted $100,000 bail with surety, after appearing before Magistrate Christine Charles in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 13th July, 2018.

The matter has been postponed to Friday 10th August, 2018.

Three men detained by police for factory robbery

Three men aged 22, 28 and 53 are now in police custody in connection with a warehouse robbery.

According to police reports on Sunday 8th July 2018, the manager of a flour Mill and feed production factory along Carli Bay Road, Point Lisas, Couva,  discovered a door to the factory broken and several items missing.

A report was made to the Couva police station and an investigation was launched.

The men were arrested during anti-crime exercise by the Couva Criminal Investigations Department on Thursday 12th July 2018.

Two appear in court charged with robbery with aggravation

Rondell Valentine, 20 of Wendell Street, Ste. Madeline and Jamie Cooper, 20 of Princes Town are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with robbery with aggravation against a supermarket owner and a security guard.

It is alleged on Monday, June 18th the two armed entered a supermarket along Navet Road, San Fernando around 10:00 am, announced a robbery and proceeded to steal a quantity of cash, a cellphone and a baton from the victims.

Bandit slain as prison guards foil robbery

A prison officer who walked into a robbery at a Chinese supermarket in Arouca attempted to run away but was chased down by one of the armed thieves.

A passing colleague saw what was happening and in aid of the fleeing officer, took out his firearm and shot the assailant.

The bandit’s three accomplices, one of whom is 16 years old, subsequently surrendered to the prison officers.

The wounded man was taken to hospital but died while undergoing treatment. Police said up to last evening the dead bandit remained unidentified.

35 year old arrested following robbery

A 35-year old Tacarigua man was arrested and a number of stolen items were recovered by officers of the Barataria CID.

According to police reports, a 55-year-old San Juan man told police that he was at home around 8:00 am, on Tuesday 19th June 2018, when two men, one armed with a gun, entered and announced a robbery.

Bandits arrested moments after armed robbery

Quick work by officers of the Barataria Police Station, resulted in two bandits being apprehended and stolen money recovered, just moments after the men robbed a bar owner of a quantity of cash at gunpoint.

According to police reports, officers were on mobile patrol, in the Aranguez district, when they responded to a report of an armed robbery at a bar along the Aranguez Main Road, at around 9:30 pm, on Tuesday 19th June 2018.

 The bar proprietor reported that he was confronted by two men, one armed with a gun, at his establishment and robbed of a quantity of cash.