A 35-year-old security officer employed with T&TEC, who went to meet a woman he met on social media, was instead lured into a trap where he was robbed and assaulted in the Freeport area.
According to a police report, at about 10:30 pm on Sunday, the victim went to Tewarie Circular, South Freeport, driving his silver-coloured Mitsubishi wagon to meet a woman whom he had met a few months ago on social media. She had given her name as Kimberly,
Upon arrival, the victim met Kimberly who entered his vehicle and instructed him to reverse into a track a short distance away, which he did and parked. They were approached by two men—one man was armed with a cutlass, while the other had a gun and a wooden baseball bat.
The victim told police that at this point, Kimberly exited his vehicle and left in an unknown direction. The two suspects then beat the security officer about his body and tied him up.
The victim also was robbed of $1,000 in cash; one Acer laptop valued $6,000; and one black coloured Samsung dual-sim cellular phone valued at $800.
The victim subsequently managed to escape and sought help at a neighbour’s house who called the police.
Police took the security officer to the health centre where he was medically examined.
Investigating officers got descriptions of the three suspects and also retrieved CCTV footage.
Investigations are ongoing.