Boy, 17, Granted 40,000 Bail On Car Jacking Charge

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Boy, 17, Granted 40,000 Bail On Car Jacking Charge

A 17-year-old boy, who was charged following a carjacking incident last Sunday, was granted forty thousand dollars bail with a surety Thursday by a Port-of-Spain Magistrate.

The boy will reappear virtually before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court on January 24th, 2021.

He was charged by Acting Woman Corporal Rivers of the San Juan Criminal Investigations Department on November 25th.

According to police reports, at 12.30 pm on November 21st, a man was plying his vehicle for hire along the Eastern Main Road, San Juan, when two men boarded.

The man told police he was hired by the men to be taken to Port-of-Spain.

However, upon reaching 6th Avenue, Barataria, one of the men allegedly pointed a firearm at him and announced a robbery.

The driver subsequently exited the vehicle and escaped.

The two suspects later drove off with the vehicle.

On November 23rd, the driver was standing along Saddle Road, San Juan, when he spotted one of the suspects.

The driver also observed officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force on patrol in the area and pointed the manout to the officers.

The suspect was immediately detained and taken to the San Juan Police Station pending investigations.

Following further enquiries, the 17-year-old suspect was charged with one count of robbery with aggravation.

Investigations are ongoing.