Quick work by police resulted in the arrest of one man suspected to be involved in a house burglary in the Trincity area yesterday, Saturday 2 January 2021.
A statement from the Police Service reports that a distress call about a house breaking in progress led several units of the Northern Division to a house located along Montague Avenue, Trincity, at 8:30 pm on Saturday.
According to the TTPS release, police officers conducted a search for the suspect who was said to be in the house. Other units arrived shortly after and the responding officers saw a male suspect jumping over a wall at the eastern side of the house.
Additional units were called to the scene as the first responders began a foot pursuit to apprehend the man.
A chase ensued and the suspect subsequently was held along Fifth Street, Cane Farm, Trincity.
The man was arrested and currently is assisting police detectives with their investigations.
According to the victim, he had secured his home at 9 am on Saturday. After receiving information on a possible break in, he returned to his home and on entering, observed the kitchen window on the northern side of the house had been forced open, and a lock on a door on the southern side of the house had been tampered with.
The victim further told detectives that he had not given permission to anyone to enter his home.
The TTPS reports that the crime scene was processed by crime scene investigators, who found a hammer and a screwdriver, not belonging to the victim, on the table in the living room.
Investigations into the incident are continuing.