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Uncle and nephew killed during robbery in Wallerfield

A 55-year-old Wallerfield businessman and his 35-year-old nephew were gunned down during a robbery on Sunday morning.

According to reports, around 10 am, Clive Straker and his nephew, Kelvin Thomas, were sitting in front of Straker’s mini-mart at 100 Acres Road in Wallerfield when a silver Nissan Tiida stopped in front of them and three armed men stepped out.

Two of the gunmen escorted Straker inside, while their accomplice stood guard over Thomas, who remained outside.

The men robbed Straker of a quantity of cash, alcohol and cigarettes before shooting him several times and then shot Thomas as they were leaving the scene.

Straker died on the spot while Thomas was taken to the Arima General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.