Police arrested several suspects who were involved in three separate robbery incidents Tuesday.
Police officers also seized firearms and ammunition and recovered cash along with several stolen items.
Around 1:20 pm on February 22nd, 2022, three assailants, two of whom were armed with guns entered a supermarket located along the Southern Main Road, Couva, and announced a robbery.
The assailants took one thousand, five hundred dollars from the cash till and also relieved a delivery driver of seven thousand dollars.
The assailants also relieved patrons at the supermarket of their cellphones and other personal items.
The assailants then left the scene of the crime in a waiting vehicle.
While on mobile patrol officers of the Central Division Task Force Area-North Unit responded to a robbery in progress.
The officers conducted direct active patrols which led the officers to Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, where they spotted a vehicle with five occupants headed onto Montrose Main Road, Chaguanas.
The vehicle, with the occupants, was intercepted in the vicinity of the Edinburgh 500 taxi stand.
The officers seized one Glock pistol with one magazine containing 15 rounds of nine millimetre ammunition, along with several items believed to be proceeds of the robbery in Couva.
The five suspects were arrested and the items were taken to the Chaguanas Police Station pending further enquiries.
In another incident, three men were arrested in Toco shortly after they robbed a man of twenty-seven thousand dollars.
According to police reports, a builder was seated in his vehicle at a construction site located at Guayama Village, Cumana, when two men approached him enquiring about employment.
Both men then brandished firearms, threatened the builder and relieved him of the money which represented salaries for his workers.
The men then escaped in a Nissan Tiida motor vehicle.
Matura officers responded to a report of a robbery and intercepted a silver Nissan Tiida motor vehicle a short distance away.
The officers then conducted a search of the vehicle in the presence of the three occupants of the vehicle.
The search revealed a quantity of cash, a Beretta pistol, a nine millimetre pistol together with a magazine containing nine rounds of nine millimetre ammunition.