Police are on the hunt for two men who were involved in a shootout with officers of the Emergency Response Patrol (ERP), following a failed robbery in La Romaine, on Monday morning.
ERP officers were responding to a report of an attempted house break-in at Charles Street, La Romaine, when they saw two men fitting the description of the suspects.
The TTPS says as the police vehicle approached, both men began to run. The officers exited their vehicle and gave chase.
Shots were fired by the suspect and the officers took evasive action, with one of them discharging two rounds from his service firearm.
The suspects continued running and the officers chased them into a track off the roadway into some bushes, where one of the suspects dropped the object and continued running.
One police officer continued chasing the men, while the other managed to retrieve the item, which, upon examination, was revealed to be a Taurus .40 mm pistol with eight rounds of .40mm ammunition in the magazine.
The men managed to elude capture.