Two men have been apprehended after several crime reports, including of robbery and larceny, were made in the Sangre Grande area involving a dark-coloured Toyota NZE.
According to an official release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the reports about the criminal activity were made by the victims of four separate incidents: a business owner who confronted the suspects at his home; two cashiers who encountered the criminals at their respective jobs; and a homeowner who got an alert from his security company of an attempted home invasion.
In the first instance, a 35-year-old proprietor told police that a man—whom he described as light brown in complexion, with a slim build, carrying a side bag and with a grey bandana covering his face—entered his home and announced a hold up. The victim reportedly armed himself with his licensed firearm and fired at the suspect, who escaped in a dark-coloured Toyota NZE.
The second report, made by a cashier at a wholesale and retail business, stated that she was approached by a man who held onto a concealed object in his waist and announced a hold up. The suspect relieved her of three packs of cigarettes and $300 cash. The suspect fitted the description of the previous report.
Another cashier also reported being a victim of the bandits. The 19-year-old cashier told police that while conducting sales, she had placed her phone next to the cash register. A man fitting the same description as previously mentioned, entered the supermarket and she informed him that he could not enter with the bag. The suspect left. The victim said when she checked for her mobile phone, she discovered it missing.
In the final report, two men attempted to break into the home of a 57-year-old man. The homeowner stated that he received an alert from his security company around 2:30 pm on Wednesday 11th November 2020. Upon checking the surveillance footage, he noted two men attempting to enter his home, who fled using the dark-coloured Toyota NZE mentioned in other reports, after the alarm was triggered. One of the men reportedly matched the description of the suspect in the previous reports.
The men, ages 20 and 23 years, were intercepted by officers of the Sangre Grande Police Station around 3:15pm on Wednesday.
On searching the vehicle, the officers found two packs of cigarettes, one round of 5.56 ammunition and one Samsung Note 10 plus cell phone, which was later positively identified as belonging to the 19-year-old cashier.
The men were taken to the Sangre Grande Police Station where investigations are continuing.