Crime

Three men charged with sexual assault of minor girls

Three men of the Southern Division have been charged with committing multiple sexual offences against minors and are set appear before Magistrates today, to answer to the charges.

Dave Friday, 50, a driver, of Mon Repos; Curvin Tobias, 45, a labourer, of Moruga; and Rakumar Rampersad, 22, of Princes Town, were arrested and charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit Southern Division (CPU SD), following investigations into the alleged incidents.

Suspect held for ATM robbery

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of three security officers who were at the time replenishing a Republic Bank Limited ATM, in the Caroni district on Monday.

The suspect, a labourer of Trincity, was arrested by officers attached to the Cunupia and Chaguanas Criminal Investigations Departments (CID), around 11 pm on Monday.

Police confirm over $1 million taken in ATM heist

Of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gat­ing yes­ter­day’s dar­ing heist at Re­pub­lic Bank ATM in St He­le­na, Pi­ar­co, have con­firmed that over $1 mil­lion in cash was stolen.

Po­lice are, how­ev­er, still search­ing for at least four sus­pects and is ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion that can help them get a “quick­er” break­through to con­tact them im­me­di­ate­ly.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about noon the ar­moured ve­hi­cle backed up to­wards the ma­chine at St He­le­na Junc­tion when three masked gun­men am­bushed its four guards.

Man killed in alleged confrontation with police

Police have shot and killed a man in an alleged confrontation.

The man has been identified as 26-year-old Mossiah Moses.

But video footage of the incident has emerged on social media, with some members of the public questioning whether Moses did in fact, pose a threat to officers.

According to the police, officers of the north eastern division task force were on patrol along Sixth Avenue, Malick when they observed Moses along the roadway.

Police claimed that Moses, on seeing the officers, pulled out a firearm and shot at them.

Body of missing woman found

Weeks after a woman was raped, her partially nude body was found tied to a pipe at an abandoned house.

44-year-old Farrow of Morne Rush, Williamsville was discovered in a partially decomposed state at a house about 50 metres from her home.

According to reports, the owner went to the house around 8.50 this morning and saw a body lying on the ground.

He immediately went to the Gasparillo police station and returned with a team of officers, who the mother of six, lying on her back at the side of the house.

86 arrested in Operation Strike Back

A total of 86 persons was arrested over the past 24 hours, following ‘Operation Strike Back’ exercises in Central and Port of Spain Divisions.

The intelligence-driven operation, took place in the Central Division and involved officers from the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit, Special Branch, and the Chaguanas Police Station.

This exercise was coordinated by DCP (Ag.) Deodat Dulalchan and ACP (Ag.) Beverly Lewis, and was supervised by Snr. Supt Inraj Balram, ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith, ASP (Ag.) Michael Pierre, ASP (Ag.) Wayne Mystar and Insp. Marlon Alexander.

Santa Cruz man detained by police for gun and ammunition possession

A 29-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force after a pistol and a quantity of ammunition was found in his possession.

According to police reports, officers were conducting an anti-crime exercise in the district.

 Police had cause to stop and search the suspect who was walking along the roadway at Dookhan Hill, La Canoa Road, Lower Santa Cruz. 

This search revealed one loaded Glock pistol and 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition. 

He was taken into police custody.

Santa Cruz labourer arrested for gun and ammunition

A Santa Cruz has been arrested after a pistol and a quantity of ammunition was found in his possession.
The 29-year-old labourer was walking along the roadway at Dookhan Hill, La Canoa Road, Lower Santa Cruz when officers conducted a stop and search. 

During the search, one loaded Glock pistol and 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition were discovered. 

He was taken into police custody. The exercise was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. Surrendra Sagramsingh and supervised by Sgt. Simeon Guelmo and Cpl (Ag.) Jason Lavia.

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