One woman was among persons arrested following a report of assault with intent to rob, which occurred in the Freeport district yesterday afternoon.

According to this release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, a 40-year-old victim reported to police that he was at Uquire Road, Freeport, around 12:30pm, on Thursday 27th January, 2022, attempting to park his vehicle, when two men armed with guns, attempted to enter his Isuzu pickup truck. The victim said he became fearful for his life and reversed his vehicle which collided with the suspects vehicle forcing the men to run in the direction of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, where they entered another vehicle and escaped. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:

Two persons were arrested by officers of the Central Division, following a report of assault with intent to rob, which occurred in the Freeport district yesterday afternoon.

A 40-year-old victim reported to police that he was at Uquire Road, Freeport, around 12:30pm, on Thursday 27th January, 2022, attempting to park his vehicle, when he observed a dark coloured Toyota Axio vehicle parking behind him. He alleges that two men armed with guns, then exited the vehicle and attempted to enter his Isuzu pickup truck. The victim said he became fearful for his life and reversed his vehicle which collided with the Axio. His actions forced the two gunmen to attempt to enter the Axio, however, the victim’s vehicle collided with the Axio for a second time, forcing the men to run in the direction of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, where they entered another vehicle and escaped.

Officers of the Freeport Police Station responded to the report and detained a 24-year-old female suspect, who was in the driver’s seat of the Axio. Checks revealed that the car bore a false registration number.

Further investigations resulted in a white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle, which is believed to be the vehicle in which the two-armed suspects escaped, being recovered by officers of the Morvant Criminal Investigations Department. A 31-year-old man of Morvant was subsequently detained in connection with the incident.

Investigations are ongoing.