Three men have been charged following a home invasion which occurred in Rio Claro, on Wednesday 23 September 2020.
An official release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) states that 35-year-old KIRBY PAMPHILLE (of Vistabella), and 32-year-old KWASSI ALLEN (New Grant), were jointly charged on Tuesday 29th September 2020, for the offences of burglary and four counts of robbery with violence.
The two suspects were denied bail when they appeared virtually at the Rio Claro Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally, yesterday.
A third suspect, 49-year-old IAN ELLIS (of Felicity), was charged for receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm, and possession of marijuana. He is expected to appear virtually at the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court, today.
Official police reports are that on Wednesday 23rd September 2020, four armed men entered a home in Rio Claro and announced a hold-up. They tied up all four occupants of the home, physically assaulted two and demanded money.
The suspects fled the scene after allegedly stealing: one .380 Beretta pistol; one Phantom 12-gauge shotgun; one Fostech 12-gauge shotgun; an undisclosed amount of ammunition; phones; an electronic tablet; a large quantity of jewellery; alcohol; and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Extensive enquiries resulted in the recovery of several of the stolen items, including the Phantom 12-gauge shotgun.
Investigations were conducted under the supervision of Snr Supt Aguilal, coordinated by ASP Jankee, Sgt Bhim and members of the Mayaro CID and Task Force, the Rio Claro CID and other arms of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).
Enquiries are ongoing.