The Police Service is expressing concern at the continuous rise of vehicle theft as Southern Division officers have reported an increase in SUVs and pick-up trucks being stolen from women.
In the past three days, thieves have made off with a Kia Sportage, a Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Frontier, all belonging to women.
Investigators said the pattern involved two suspects who would wait until the women reach their homes and work before robbing them at gunpoint.
Police believe they have made a dent into a robbery and car stealing ring based in the Tunapuna area.
This follows a shootout last night at the corner of Balthazar and Fairley Streets, which resulted in the capture of a suspect described as the youngest member of the gang.
Four suspects were involved in the shootout with police and while three escaped, a 17-year-old suspect was held suffering from gunshot wounds.
He was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he remains warded under police guard.