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The Guard Booth at the exit gate of the Presidents House, St Ann’s, Port-of-Spain.

The Police Service is confirming that a 22-year-old civilian employee attached to President’s House has detained in connection with the reported theft of a firearm belonging to a military officer also attached to President’s House.

According to an official statement, the TTPS says the suspect was taken to the Woodbrook Police Station following the report of larceny of a firearm filed by the military officer.

The missing firearm and ammunition have since been recovered.

Reports are that around 2:30 pm on January 13th, 2021, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment attached to the President’s House secured his service issued pistol—a Sig Sauer P226 and two magazines, along with 30 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition—in a locker in the male dormitory and went away.

He reportedly returned around 6:30 pm that day and discovered the locker had been broken into and the firearm and ammunition missing.

The Regiment officer said he had given no one permission to remove the items.

The scene was visited by Ag Sgt Kamal, and several persons were interviewed. WPC Mc Clean, of the Belmont CID, continued inquiries and during the course of the investigations, the missing items were recovered in a vehicle in Port-of-Spain.

One civilian employee was detained.

Further investigations are ongoing.