Father, son chopped by bandits in home invasion

An early morning robbery has left a father and a son warded at hospital nursing chop wounds.

Reports indicate that around 2 am a family was asleep at their La Romaine home when bandits entered and announced a hold-up.

The assailants tied up the family and proceeded to relieve them of cash, jewelry and other valuables from the home.

Before fleeing, the bandits dealt several chops to the 62-year-old man and his 32-year-old son.

The bandits also stole two motor vehicles belonging to the family.


Man charged with robbing pensioner of $3,000

An Erin man is expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with larceny person after he allegedly stole $3000 from a pensioner, on Tuesday 3rd April, 2018.

Sherwin Joseph, 28, of Puerto Grande Road, Erin, was arrested by officers of the Erin Police Station some 30 minutes after allegedly robbing a pensioner.

The 60-year-old victim was cashing his pension cheque at Beharrysingh’s Lotto Place, Erin Junction, Erin, around 3 pm yesterday, when a man snatched the money from his hands and ran towards the beach at Erin.

Three arrested minutes after robbing bar employee

Three men were arrested by officers of the St Joseph Crime Patrol Unit, minutes after robbing an employee of Russel’s Bar, at Spring Village, Valsayn yesterday afternoon.

A 25-year-old employee of the establishment was overseeing a roulette machine, around 5:30 pm, on Tuesday 27th March, 2018 when he was accosted by three men, one armed with a gun.

The men announced a robbery and the victim was relieved of a Samsung J7 cellular phone, valued at $2300, before leaving.

Search on for Hakka bandit

Police have mounted a search for a man who robbed Hakka restaurant on Sunday.

Shortly after 5 pm, a man entered a Hakka Express outlet located at the Shoppes of Maraval and proceeded to rob the establishment.

Footage captured by a CCTV camera shows the assailant forcing three female employees into what appears to be the kitchen area of the restaurant.

The bandit, who is met with opposition from a female staff member manages to force the women into the back room.

Brazen robbery of San Fernando jewellery store caught on camera

Bandits entered RT Jewellers on Upper High Street, San Fernando and stole thousands of dollars in jewellery after pushing the security guard to the ground.

One of the bandits stood over the guard with a weapon as the thieves smashed showcases and grabbed items of gold jewellery.

The men then ran out of the store towards Library Corner.

Two charged with robbing 14 Bahamian visitors

Two men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate tomorrow, charged with 23 counts of robbery against 14 Bahamian tourists and nine other persons, who were passengers of a maxi taxi heading to an early morning Carnival cooler fete at Chaguaramas, on Sunday 11th February, 2018.

Justin Hayes, 21, and Tafarra Brandon, 19, both of Carenage, were charged by Cpl Morgan Jones, of the Carenage Police Station, on Tuesday 20th February, 2018.

Three men held for allegedly robbing several Chinese groceries

Three men linked to a string of robberies targeting groceries operated by Chinese nationals, in the Tunapuna district, have been held by police during an anti-crime exercise in the Central and Northern Divisions.

The exercise, spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel and including Insp. Roger Joseph, was conducted between the hours of 3 pm on Monday 19th February, 2018 and 6 am on Tuesday 20th February, 2018.

Accused in Chinese restaurant robbery to reappear in court Wednesday

The five accused in the armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant, at Arouca, on January 7th, 2018, will reappear before an Arima Magistrate on Wednesday 17th January, 2018, to answer to the nine charges arising from the incident.

Samuel Roberts, 30, Jamal Roberts, 25, Dominic Alcantara, 19, Romeo Jude Blackman, 29, and Keon Patoe, 28, all of Beetham Gardens, first appeared before Magistrate Debby Ann-Bassaw in the Arima 3rd Magistrates’ Court on Friday 12th January, 2018, where bail was denied.

Five held following robbery of Chinese restaurant

Quick work by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) resulted in five suspects being arrested mere minutes after they carried out an armed robbery at a Chinese restaurant in Arouca yesterday morning, police said in a statement.

The owner of Yiahao Chinese restaurant was at the establishment, located along the Eastern Main Road, Arouca, around 10:25am on Sunday when four men entered.

One man was armed with a gun and another with a knife.

Charged with $3 million First Citizens robbery; no money recovered

Police say they have cracked another major case involving bank funds, with the arrest and subsequent prosecution of a Freeport man, in connection with the break-in and theft of $3,030,000 from First Citizens, Montrose, Chaguanas, branch, sometime between September 22nd and 24th, 2017.

No part of the stolen money has been recovered.

The previous breakthrough came on Monday 18th December, 2017, when four persons appeared before an Arima Magistrate, charged with the $5 million heist from an armoured security vehicle, at Piarco International Airport, on December 6th 2017.