Three in police custody for attempting to break into Toco ATM machine

Three men are in police custody after attempting to rob a First Citizens fast service machine in Toco.

According to police, a fire alarm inside the automated teller machine went off around 2.55 am on Wednesday. 

Fire officers in Sangre Grande contacted Toco police and alerted them to what was believed to be a possible fire.

But when police officers arrived at the ATM located along the Paria Main Road, they instead found 3 men with a blow torch and pig foot attempting to cut open a safe. 

Four charged with church break-in

Four men are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today charged with breaking into the San Fernando Church of the Nazarene.

The suspects were arrested by officers of the Mon Repos, shortly after the alleged incident.

Officers of the Fraud Squad were conducting enquiries in the San Fernando area around 11.30 am when they observed a group of men descending the staircase of the church with electronic items.

The items were then loaded into a white Nissan Wingroad, parked along Circular Road.

Bandit shot and killed in Princes Town

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.

Break-in at Courts store in St James

Police are probing a break-in at the Courts Store at the corner of the St James Main Road and Long Circular Road in St James.

The break-in occurred sometime during the night.

The bandit or bandits broke the glass of the front door to gain entry to the establishment.

Several mobile phones, laptops and other electronic items were stolen.