NDTF officers nab four suspects within minutes of robbery

NDTF officers nab four suspects within minutes of robbery

Quick action by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) led to the capture and arrest of four male robbery suspects along the Eastern Main Road in the vicinity of the Tunapuna Police Station.

On Saturday 29th August, 2020 around 10.45 pm two women, ages 18 and 23, were walking north along Casselton Avenue, Trincity, when they observed a white Nissan B-15 with red rims proceeding north along the roadway.

The vehicle slowed down whilst passing them, then turned around and stopped alongside them. The front seat passenger exited then approached one of the women and said “give me all that you have”. She became fearful and was relieved of her gold chain valued TT$1,500.

Both back seat passengers exited, one of whom was armed with a firearm, pointed it at the second woman and said “give me what you have”. She became fearful, however, she was not relieved of anything. The three suspects then re-entered the vehicle and left the area.

Around 10.55 pm a broadcast was sent out and PCs Narayan in company with PC Loobie of the NDTF Area West who were on mobile patrol in the area intercepted the vehicle occupied by the four men within minutes of the robbery.

A search was conducted and the stolen gold chain was recovered and a black and white plastic object resembling a firearm was recovered on the back seat of the vehicle.

The four were arrested for assault with intent to rob and possession of imitation firearm.

Arrested were a 23-year-old man, of Sun Valley, Lower Santa Cruz, a 24-year-old of Nicholasville, San Juan, a 25-year-old of 3rd Avenue Barataria, and the 27-year-old driver of Febeau Village Laventille, San Juan.

Enquiries are continuing.