Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery at a church in D'Abadie this morning.
Officers say the suspect entered the Anglican church with an object resembling a gun.
However, quick thinking worshipers managed to apprehend the would-be bandit, who was arrested by an off-duty police officer who attends the church.
A Gasparillo man, who was instantly subdued by security guards during a brazen robbery attempt against an 83-year-old man at a commercial bank in San Fernando, appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny.
Jerome James, 30, of Cippy Street, Gasparillo, was granted $60,000 bail, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril Anne Antoine in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 13th June 2018.
The matter was postponed to Wednesday 11th July, 2018.
A robbery at the Francis Fashion/Shoe Locker Princes Town branch was thwarted after a bandit was shot and killed early this morning.
Reports indicate that security officials responded to an alarm triggered at the premises.
Upon arrival, the officers observed signs of forced entry and they also observed several bags of merchandise which were left behind by the bandits.
The officers remained on the compound and shortly after the bandits returned for the loot but were met with gunfire.
One of the assailants was shot and killed.
A robbery was thwarted after a bandit was shot and killed.
CNC3 news understands that around 6 pm on Thursday, the bandit entered a bar and casino located at Gordon and Broadway street Arima.
The incident captured by CCTV footage shows the assailant forcing a man and woman into another part of the building.
Shortly after, the off-duty police officer whipped out a firearm and shot the man.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Many commenting on the video on social media site Facebook applauded the police officer for his swift action.
Security guard Matthew Pierre was running ahead of the bandit who shot him in his leg at RRM Plaza in San Fernando this morning.
CCTV footage recovered from the scene of a show one man darting toward the exit of the building, with Pierre running behind him.
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Pierre was in pursuit of the first man when another bandit behind him is seen pointing his gun toward Pierre.
It was at that point that Pierre was shot.
One bandit involved in an early morning robbery has been shot and killed by police and a search is now underway for two others.
Around 5:30 am, bandits forced themselves into the home of a family located at Wallerfield.
The armed intruders tied up the occupants, ransacked the house and made off with the family's two vehicles.
An alarm was raised and police were notified of the robbery.
Around 6.20am, officers intercepted the stolen vehicles along the Carapo Road.
It resulted in a high-speed chase during which the bandits crashed the stolen vehicles.
A 32-year-old man has been shot during what police say was an attempted break-in at a New Grant business place this morning.
Police say the man has had previously been charged with several offences and was recently released from prison.
According to reports, the man attempted to break into Persad D Food King supermarket around 8 am Monday when security officers fired on him.
He was hit in his stomach, arm and eye and was rushed to the Princes Town District Health Facility before being transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital in serious condition.
A Morvant man was shot in the abdomen this morning after a bandit who broke into his home was upset his victim had no cash and valuables.
According to police reports around 3 am this morning the 33-year-old labourer was at his one-room home on Coconut Drive, Morvant when the gunman banged down his door shouting "Police!"
One bandit was shot and killed this morning in Chaguanas by police officers.
According to police reports, around 2.45 am a gang of bandits entered Seecharan Used Cars located just north of the Munroe Road Flyover on the South-Bound Lane of the Uriah Butler Highway.
The men entered the premises and beat a security guard. However an alarm was raised, and police raided the area.
The bandits attempted to escape, and a high-speed chase ensued. However, their vehicle ran off the road into a ditch.
An exchange of gunfire occurred, and one of the bandits was hit.