Fake health workers held during attempted robbery in Belmont

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Fake health workers held during attempted robbery in Belmont

Three men were arrested after an attempted robbery at Belmont Circular Road yesterday.

The men who range in ages from 17 to 25 years, were held by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) who responded to a broadcast from the Police Command Centre.

Around 8:25 am, the suspects gained entry to the residence by saying they were deployed by the Ministry of Health to sanitize a property.

The men, two of whom were dressed in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), claimed they were at the location to sanitize the residence due to the recent passing of a family member and even presented what appeared to be legitimate paperwork. The men dressed in PPE entered the house while the third man remained downstairs. At the time, there were three occupants in the house.

Once inside, one suspect pulled out a firearm and announced a hold up asking for money and jewellery. While ransacking the house, one victim was able to send out an emergency message resulting in the swift response by the officers of the IATF.
The men, who live at St James, Carenage, and Sangre Grande, were detained by the police officers and a .38 revolver was found at the scene.
Investigations are continuing