Three Held For Demanding Money By Menace

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Three Held For Demanding Money By Menace

Three persons have appeared in court jointly charged with Demanding Money by Menace from a D’Abadie man.

JOEL PATRICK, 24 and LORENZO JULIEN, 24 both of Diego Martin and KAVIANN ALEXIS, 26, of D’Abadie, appeared before the Arima First Magistrates’ Court, on  August 8th , 2023.

Patrick was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 with surety, Julien pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to four years hard labour, while Alexis was denied bail and remanded into custody.

The matter was adjourned to September 5th, 2023.

A male victim reported to police on July 12th, 2023, he allegedly received calls from a blocked number demanding that he pay the sum of $30,000 by the next day, or some harm will come to him or his family.

The following day, he allegedly received more calls demanding he pay the sum in five days’ time.

A report of the matter was made to the Arima Criminal Investigations Department and a team conducted extensive investigations which resulted in the apprehension of three suspects.

The trio was charged by WPC Johnson attached to the Arima CID.

Members of the public who are victims of extortion are asked to come forward and make a report of the incidents to the nearest police station for them to be thoroughly investigated.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is warning individuals against engaging in this type of activity, as they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.