The reign of three teenaged bandits, whom police said lured their victims to a lonely area by falsely advertising a car of sale on Facebook, ended on Thursday when they were arrested.
Police said the three men, who ages are 18 and 19, were held by San Fernando and Mon Repos CID officers during Operation Strike back. A report stated that after weeks of inquiries, a team including Sgt Dinoo, Cpl Bacchus and Cpl Nanan went to an area in La Romaine that is known for criminals activities and held the suspects.
Bandits have struck two fast food outlets in the St Helena area in less than 24 hours.
According to police reports, around 9 pm Thursday, masked assailants entered the KFC outlet and announced a hold-up.
The bandits took cash from the register, raided the manager's officer and also relieved customers of cash and other valuable items.
On Wednesday three armed bandits had also robbed the area's Royal Castle outlet.
Investigations in both cases are ongoing.
Police are investigating an attempted robbery at Republic Bank's Coral Cove branch last night, after bandits tied up security and vandalised the Automated Teller Machine (ATM).
During the incident, the alarms were triggered and both police and Republic Bank security responded.
Police say there was an exchange of gunfire before the bandits escaped empty-handed.
Investigations are ongoing.
A truck full of goods to be taken to Tobago was stolen off Wrightson Road this morning and another was vandalized.
When CNC3 visited the port this morning, the already frustrated truckers who complained of not being able to get onto the Tuesday sailing were further incensed when they learn a ten-tonne trucks full of Nestle products was stolen.
The white Ford vehicle was parked with many others along Wrightson Road, while the driver checked in at the terminal.
Quick work by police foils the getaway of three bandits, who attempted to steal a quantity of cash from a vehicle belonging to popular Soca artiste and radio personality Shal Marshall in Woodbrook earlier today.
The artiste had parked his white Mercedes Benz motor vehicle at Massy Technology car park along Tragarete Road, around 11:45 am on Thursday 1st February, 2018, before entering a nearby radio station.
Around 12:10 pm, a female relative arrived at the radio station and handed the artiste a large quantity of cash.
The home of the president of the Used Car Dealers Association, Visham Babwah, has been broken into.
Babwah told CNC3 News that the burglars entered his Chaguanas home by cutting out a small portion of the burglar-proofing at the back door.
He said his security system did not alert him to the intrusion because the bandits did not pry open the doors or windows.
Babwah said that thankfully nobody was home at the time.
He said he and his wife left for work around 9am yesterday and his wife returned around 3 pm.
Quick work by officers of the Eastern Division, resulted in five men being arrested and a quantity of stolen items being recovered, minutes after the men allegedly robbed and shot patrons of a bar in Sangre Grande early yesterday morning, police said in a statement.
Officers of the Sangre Grande CID, Task Force and Crime Patrol, also seized a revolver and a quantity of ammunition when they responded to a report of a robbery and shooting at Orinoco Bar, Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande, around 1:00am, on Wednesday 8th November, 2017.
Police has shot and killed three suspected bandits in Cunupia.
Police say they received a call of a robbery at a woodworking building in Cunupia this afternoon.
Reports indicate that the police accosted the three suspected bandit who were at the time attempting to escape.
A chase ensued and according to police reports, the bandits fired at the police and the police returned.
The suspects were shot and taken to the Chaguanas District Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
Bandits have robbed the Bhagwansingh's hardware in Trinicity.
Police reports indicate that the incident took place on Sunday night.
When employees arrived at the compound this morning they observed that the department containing power tools had been ransacked.
A cellphone outlet inside the store was also targetted.
Police were called in and have confirmed that power equipment and cellphones were missing.
It is not clear whether money was also taken from the establishment.
Investigations are ongoing.
Police say quick work by officers resulted in the arrest of three men and the recovery of a stolen vehicle, following an exchange of gunfire between officers and four suspects, one of whom escaped.
The incident occurred along the Caroni South Bank Road, Las Lomas, around 12pm, on Sunday 10th September, 2017, when officers of the Northern Division Area Task Force who were on patrol, received a report of a vehicle being stolen from the PriceSmart carpark, Mausica, D’Abadie.