First Responders Rewarded After Capture Of Valencia Robbery, Homicide Suspects

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First Responders Rewarded After Capture Of Valencia Robbery, Homicide Suspects

Six police officers were Monday rewarded for their quick action in apprehending the suspects involved in a robbery incident which led to a security officer being fatally shot and another nursing gunshot wounds in Valencia last Saturday.

The officers were also lauded for seizing three firearms which were used to commit the crime.

They are  Senior Superintendent of Police, Eastern Division, Ryan Khan; Corporal  Darrin De La Rosa of the Sangre Grande Criminal; Investigations Departmentand, PCs Anton Norville, Rondel Bones, Akiba Lindsay and Kern James of the Eastern Division Emergency Response Patrol.

At 12.10 pm on October 27th, police responded to a distress call about a robbery and shootout that was in progress along the Valencia Old Road.

Police immediately dispatched several units including officers of the Emergency Response Patrol, the Eastern Division and Northern Division Task Forces and Eastern Criminal Investigations Department, who were led by Inspector Jobe, Corporal John and Corporal De La Rosa.

A panel van carrying cigarettes and other items, which were stolen, was later intercepted in a forested area along San Pedro Road, Valencia, and a shootout ensued with responding officers.

The suspects reportedly abandoned the vehicle and ran into the forested area where a chase ensued.

Police later held two men and seized three firearms, one being that which was taken from one of the security officers.

Police also reportedly recovered the stolen items.

There are currently seven suspects in police custody assisting detectives with their investigations.