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Brothers Keaton and Kelly Rampersad.

Two brothers have been jailed and fined for several offences including damaging a T&TEC truck and chasing the employees.

According to the TTPS, brothers Kelly Rampersad, 34, and Keaton Rampersad, 27, pleaded guilty when they appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate on Wednesday.

Police said a report was made to the Princes Town Police Station that during the curfew hours an accident occurred along St Croix Road, Princes Town between the brothers and employees of the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC).

Following the fender bender, the men proceeded to chase the T&TEC staff.

During the melee, once the vehicle stopped, the men began to damage the front windshield of the government vehicle. Police subsequently conducted further enquiries which led to the arrests of the brothers.

The elder brother Kelly, of Battan Trace, Cunjal Road, Barrackpore, was sentenced to 34 months hard labour for assault with intent to rob, malicious damage, dangerous driving and breach of emergency powers.

His younger brother, Keaton, of St Croix Road, Lengua Road, Princes Town, was fined $9,000 or in default ten months’ hard labour for assault with intent to rob and breach of emergency powers regulations.

Police said despite the men pleading guilty, investigations into the accident are still underway.

Labourer gets bail for alleged gold jewellery robbery

A 28-year-old man was granted $200,000 bail with a surety after appearing virtually before a Princes Town Magistrate yesterday charged for robbery with violence and assault with intent to rob.

Police said Denzil Miguel, 28, of Third Branch, Monkey Town, New Grant, pleaded not guilty to the offence and will reappear on November 5 when the matter is expected to be heard.

Police report that on September 30 a woman and her companion reported to the police that around 10.30 am on the same date, while at her home, someone called her name.

The woman said when she opened the door to her home she was then allegedly confronted by two men armed with guns, who proceeded to rob her of $20,000 worth of gold jewellery. It is also alleged that the men assaulted the woman’s companion.

Police arrested Miguel in connection with the incident following investigations conducted by Cpl (Ag) Khan of the Princes Town Criminal Investigations Department.