Three held by police for robbery

Three suspects were arrested by officers of the Rio Claro CID, within 30 minutes of receiving a report of a robbery with violence, against a Rio Claro couple last night. 

According to police reports, the two victims told police they were conducting sales at their business place around 9:30 pm, yesterday when three men, one of them armed with a gun, entered and announced a holdup.

The assailants proceeded to hit victims about their faces before relieving them of quantities of cash, cigarettes, toilet paper and cellular phones. 

The men then made their escape in a gold coloured Nissan Almera motor vehicle.

 A report was made to the police and officers of the Rio Claro CID, Mayaro and Biche Police Stations responded and conducted enquiries into the incident. 

The three suspects; a 38-year-old and a 25-year-old both of Rio Claro and a 36- year-old of Valencia, were arrested half an hour later at a house in the district.

 The stolen items have not as yet been recovered. Investigations are ongoing. 

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