Stolen cash recovered, bandit arrested in Tobago

Stolen cash recovered, bandit arrested in Tobago

One man was arrested and a quantity of cash recovered after a robbery went awry in Tobago on Friday.

Around 12.30pm on Friday 23rd October, 2020, the owner of a mini-mart located at Arnos Vale Road Plymouth, was at his business place, when two men with firearms entered the establishment and announced a hold-up.

The owner became afraid and handed over $8000 TT cash to one of the assailants. The other assailant struck a customer several times on his head with a firearm causing multiple injuries. The business owner became afraid for his customer’s life and armed with a hammer began to struggle with the assailant that had struck the customer. As a result, the assailant fell to the ground and the other man escaped with the cash.

Sgt Wilson and a party of officers of the Shirvan Road CID responded and arrested the injured suspect.
They also recovered a firearm on the premises.

WPC Woods and PC Mc Kain conducted enquiries, received further information and proceeded to a garden located at Jaegers Hall Trace Plymouth. The officers conducted a search and found concealed under a tree stump a plastic bag containing another black plastic bag with a large quantity of cash, which was believed to be part of the money taken during the robbery of the mini-mart.

The suspect who is unknown to police, is receiving medical attention at the Scarborough Regional Hospital.

Investigations are continuing.