Two men were caught in the act as they attempted to steal a quantity of alcohol from an Arima bar last night.

Officers of the Arima Criminal Investigations Department, the Northern Division’s Emergency Response Patrol and Northern Division’s Area East Task Force, responded to a report of a robbery in progress at a bar located at the corner of Queen and Devenish Streets, Arima, around 10:45 pm yesterday.

Upon arrival at the location, officers observed a man standing outside the establishment with a black bag in his possession.

A search was conducted resulting in officers finding a hammer inside the bag.

Further checks of the premises resulted in another male suspect being found hiding inside the bar area.

A white bag containing a quantity of alcoholic beverages was also found in his possession.

It is believed the men gained entrance to the premises by breaking a glass window.

The men, a 45-year-old and a 40-year-old, both of Arima, were arrested in connection with the incident. Investigations are ongoing.