Two men were jailed and another denied bail after appearing virtually before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today jointly charged with two counts of robbery in Sangre Grande last Saturday.
KYRON BAPTISTE, 30, and ERIC WILSON, 32, both of Balthazar Street, Tunapuna, and SHAMMAI HERNANDEZ, 24, of Dillon Drive, Diego Martin, appeared before Senior Magistrate Cheron Raphael where both BAPTISTE and WILSON pleaded guilty.
BAPTISTE was sentence to six years’ hard labour while WILSON was sentenced to four years’ hard labour.
HERNANDEZ, who pleaded not guilty, was denied bail and remanded into custody.
He is expected to reappear before the court on November 23rd, 2021.
Around 10 am on October 30th, 2021, two men, one of whom allegedly had a firearm, entered a business place located on Moolchan Street, Sangre Grande, where they announced a robbery.
The two men allegedly relieved two caterers of their mobile phones and a quantity of cash, before escaping in a waiting black Nissan Tiida vehicle.
Officers attached to the Sangre Grande Criminal Investigations Department received information and an all-points bulletin was issued.
Officers of the Northern Division – Area East Operations with Emergency Response Patrol, who were on mobile duty, intercepted the vehicle along the Cumuto Main Road.
The vehicle was searched and a shoebox containing cash and four cell phones were found and seized.
The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested and handed over to the Sangre Grande CID.
They were subsequently charged by PC Singh, of the Sangre Grande CID, for the offence.