2 men detained after attempted robbery in St. James

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2 men detained after attempted robbery in St. James

Two men were arrested and a firearm and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Western Division, shortly after they attempted to rob a male victim in St. James last night.

Reports indicate that the victim was at Bengal Street, in the company of two friends around 7:10 pm, on Saturday 30th April, 2022, when the group was approached by two men, one armed with a gun.

The men announced a holdup and the victim drew his licensed firearm and discharged several rounds in the direction of the assailants. The men ran off and a report was made to the police.

Officers of the Western Division Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Guard and Emergency Branch and Port of Spain Division, who were on patrol in the area responded to the report and apprehended the suspects in the Woodbrook area shortly after.

The men, a 20-year-old of Oropune Gardens and a 37-year-old of Laventille, were taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital for treatment, as they were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg.
A firearm and eight rounds of ammunition were also seized from their possession.