Three men were shot dead after police intercepted them after they commandeered a van loaded with over $80,000 in cigarettes along Todd's Road, in Central Trinidad.
At 10 am on Friday, two men held up a sales man at Papa James Cafe, Todds Road. During the robbery the men disarmed the security guard of the cafe before escaping with his gun and a van loaded with cigarettes.
The van was later found abandoned near La Gloria Road.
Police searching for the men cornered them at a house on Fitt Trace, off Todd's Station Road.