Crime

Fireworks go off after murder

Kerwin Beckles’ killers reportedly celebrated his death by sending up fireworks after shooting him on Sunday night. It is believed Beckles was killed because of the close relationship he shared with Phillip Bassant, who was gunned down on May 4, and Bassant’s elder sister Rachael Sukhdeo, whose husband Sheron Sukhdeo was also slain on May 26.

Scotiabank worker needs blood after shooting outside bank

A Sociabank employee remains warded at hospital in a serious condition, after he was shot in the abdomen and robbed in front his workplace yesterday morning.

Rostan Mahabir, 28, of Carapichaima, suffered serious internal injuries and underwent emergency surgery at the San Fernando General Hospital, police said. Shortly after the incident, his Facebook friends used the forum to make an appeal for blood donors.

Legislation coming to protect servicemen from criminals

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon yesterday gave the assurance that several pieces of legislation and policies are being drafted by the Office of the Attorney General to protect prison and police officers who have become constant targets by the criminal element.

Dillon was speaking at the passing out and induction of 177 prison recruits of the T&T Prison Service at the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca yesterday. He said he would not tolerate violence or murder against civil officers who protect and serve their country.

Couple jailed for stealing security cameras from PriceSmart

A woman and her husband who stole a security camera system because the wife “liked it” and she is often alone home were each jailed for nine months yesterday.

Mala Rampersad-Deonarine, 46, a geriatric nurse and Neil Deonarine, 49, a labourer, of Carat Hill, Barrackpore, were caught red-handed stealing the camera system, three ladies’ vest and a men’s short pants, together valued at $2,794.75 from PriceSmart Ltd, in La Romaine.

'Burger man' shot dead in San Fernando

A food vendor has been shot and killed in San Fernando.

The victim has been identified as Larry Chatoor.

The incident occurred along Lady Hailes Avenue in Cross Crossing, popularly known as "The Cross”.

Reports suggest that shortly after placing an order at Chatoor's Burgers, the assailant took out a firearm and shot Chatoor.

The victim was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 

Over a dozen of Sheron's close associates believed marked for death

Over a dozen people are believed to be marked for death following the murder of millionaire car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo. His associates and residents from his community say they are now living under a self-imposed curfew as they brace for the expected casualties between warring family members.

Arima man in police custody for allegedly raping teenage relative

A 33-year-old Arima man is now in police custody in connection with the alleged rape of an 18-year-old female relative.

The suspect was arrested by officers of the Arima Police Station, following a report made by the woman alleging that the man had raped her at a location along Train Line Road, Guanapo, Arima.

According to police reports, on May 13th the victim was in the company of the accused, who offered to give her a ride to her home around 12:30 pm.

It was at this time, the man took the victim to Train Line Road, and allegedly sexually assaulted her.

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