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.
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.
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.
Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Chinese owned grocery in Caroni by men dressed in police uniform.
At around 9 am, two men dressed in tactical uniform visited the establishment and told the owners they were there to check the books. According to a police report, the owners became suspicious when the men asked that they open a certain section of the business place.
One of the reasons why it took the police five days to charge three robbery suspects is because they threw faeces at the police from the police cell.
This was told to San Fernando Magistrate Alicia Chankar when brothers Josiah, 25, and Rutendo Duttin, 33, and David Lewis, 33, appeared in court charged with a total of six robberies.
They were all denied bail. Josiah faced a separate charge of rape. They were not called upon to plead to any of the indictable charges.