Chaguanas man arrested for impersonating a cop

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Chaguanas man arrested for impersonating a cop

A Chaguanas man is due to appear virtually at the Siparia Magistrates’ Court today after he was charged with three counts of impersonating a police officer.

On Thursday 14th January 2021, members of the Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.) received information on the accused, ROBIN KRISHNA MAHABIR, 58, of Egypt Village, Endeavour, Chaguanas.

On Friday 15th January, 2021 a sting operation was conducted by members of the S.O.R.T. alongside members of the Siparia CID, where at about 3 pm, whilst at the Siparia Criminal Investigation Department office, the accused reportedly presented himself as an Inspector of Police.

MAHABIR was asked to produce a police identification badge and was unable to do so. Further inquiries were conducted, where it was confirmed that he is not a police officer. A search was conducted at his residence. The search revealed that the accused had a vehicle fitted with a radio set and swivel lights.

MAHABIR was arrested and subsequently charged on Monday 18th January 2021.
The operation was spearheaded by Snr Supt Neil Brandon John, supervised by Insp Mark Hernandez and inquiries were conducted by Cpl Thompson.