Quick work by police officers led to the arrest of four women and one male suspect, following a store break-in incident in Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

According to official reports from the Police Service, around 3:45 am on Thursday 31st December 2020, a party of officers from the Inter-Agency Task Force (I.A.T.F) were on mobile patrol in the Besson Street District, when they responded to a report of a break-in at a variety store, located at the corner of Queen Street and Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain.

The TTPS says checks were made at the location, where the officers observed several items scattered at the front of the store.  The front gate of the store was observed to be partially opened and voices were heard coming from inside.

The police officers requested assistance and a complete search of the store was conducted. Two women, aged 38 and 29 years, were found hiding on the eastern side of the store and were arrested.

Further information received led to the arrest of a 29-year-old female suspect at the corner of Charlotte Street and Independence Square, Port-of-Spain.

According to the TTPS report, police officers then proceeded to an apartment on Nelson Street in Port-of-Spain where they arrested another 23-year-old female suspect. Officers also arrested a 24-year-old male suspect on Nelson Street.

All three suspects were found to be in possession of several items, which were believed to be items stolen from the store break in.

All five suspects were taken to the Central Police Station.

PC Chinpire of the CID Front Office is continuing enquiries.