Two men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate tomorrow, charged with 23 counts of robbery against 14 Bahamian tourists and nine other persons, who were passengers of a maxi taxi heading to an early morning Carnival cooler fete at Chaguaramas, on Sunday 11th February, 2018.
Justin Hayes, 21, and Tafarra Brandon, 19, both of Carenage, were charged by Cpl Morgan Jones, of the Carenage Police Station, on Tuesday 20th February, 2018.
Three men linked to a string of robberies targeting groceries operated by Chinese nationals, in the Tunapuna district, have been held by police during an anti-crime exercise in the Central and Northern Divisions.
The exercise, spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel and including Insp. Roger Joseph, was conducted between the hours of 3 pm on Monday 19th February, 2018 and 6 am on Tuesday 20th February, 2018.
Police have arrested a Valencia man for possession of a firearm and quantity of ammunition, police said in a statement on Tuesday.
Police say officers were on patrol along the Valencia Old Road around 10.25 pm Monday when they observed a man acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the police, the man turned around and walked into a nearby bar.
The man was held on the premises and searched, resulting in the discovery of a black and grey Jaguar revolver loaded with two round of .38 ammunition.
Police are investigating the murder of a man in Arima.
According to police reports, around 9 pm on Monday, the victim identified as Kevin Guy, was walking along Pinto Road when he was accosted by a man.
The two got into an altercation and the assailant subsequently whipped out a firearm and shot the victim before fleeing.
The police were called in and the man taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Investigations are ongoing.
Neighbours and friends of 25-year-old Akel “Christmas” James are disputing the police’s claims over the circumstances surrounding his death.
While police claimed James was killed in a shootout at his home early yesterday morning, residents alleged he was unarmed at the time. When a news team from the T&T Guardian visited the community yesterday, three people living within walking distance of James’ home claimed he was was executed by police.
“They just knock on the door and when he answer they start to shoot,” one man claimed.
Port-of-Spain Division Snr Supt Floris Hodge-Griffith says the events surrounding yesterday’s protests in East Port-of-Spain were recorded and charges will be laid against any individual who breached the law.
In a release after the first protest yesterday morning, Griffith assured that normalcy had been fully restored to East Port-of-Spain and that the situation had been brought under complete control.