A 49-year-old groundsman with the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has been sentenced to five years in prison after confessing to stealing his employer's mobile screening unit, almost two weeks ago.
Vaja Ramroop, of Pearl Gardens, Diego Martin, was sentenced by Magistrate Nizam Khan in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court after pleading guilty to larceny of the vehicle, yesterday morning.
After being allowed to enter the guilty plea, Ramroop claimed that he stole the vehicle on September 13 because he could not get a lift home.
Some 364 vehicles have been stolen for the year and of that figure, the Tiida motor vehicle continues to be the number one choice of car thieves.
This is according to a statement issued by the Police Service today.
Police say statistics show that the prevalence of Tiidas, commonly called the 'Wet Man' locally, being stolen is still high.
Less than 24 hours after the Police Service revealed that Nissan Tiida vehicles are the number one type of cars stolen by bandits, three Tiidas were stolen from the business place of the head of T&T Automotive Dealers Association.
Business owner and President the Association Visham Babwah said, around 1 o'clock this morning he was alerted to a burglary at his foreign-used car dealership in Central Trinidad.
Upon investigating he discovered the three Nissan Tiidas were missing. However, police were able to recover one a short distance away.
A total of 211 vehicles were either stolen or taken in robberies this year, up to March 31st.
The Police Service says Tiidas and Nissan B14 vehicles have been the most targetted vehicles.
The following is a statement from the Police Service:
"Today we wish to bring to you an update on the crimes of Larceny Motor Vehicle and Robberies of Motor Vehicles across Trinidad and Tobago.
Bandits have made off with thousands of dollars worth of tickets for Machel Monday, Kes Tuesday on the Rocks and Momentum, from the Converse Store in Price Plaza.
Persons who purchased tickets to those three fetes from that venue are now being asked to return them to have them replaced, as several tickets are now being deactivated.
A statement issued by the store says,