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Bandit killed in foiled robbery

One bandit has been shot dead by police, while two others are in police custody, following an attempted robbery in Goodword Park, West Moorings.

According to a resident, at around 1 pm, three armed men broke into a home at Ascot Road.

The home belongs to relatives of former Petrotrin Chairman, and businessman, Lindsay Gillette.

Arriving at the scene, at 1:45 pm, Guardian Media was told by police that the scene was still active.

Lindsay Gillette was at the scene and confirmed that all his relatives were safe.

Taxi driver shot, passenger beaten

A taxi driver was shot in the head and his passenger badly beaten after he refused to take two men, who boarded his taxi in Arima, to a specific location on Sunday night.

According to a police report, at about 8.20 pm, a 49-year-old man boarded a Gold coloured Nissan Almera motorcar on Queen Street, Arima, in the vicinity of the Royal Castle food outlet. There were two other men seated already in the back seat of the vehicle, which was driven by a 38-year-old man of Cumuto.

Three men arrested during Northern Division Anti-Crime Exercises

An Anti-Crime  Exercise  conducted yesterday in  the  Northern  Division has resulted in  three  persons  being arrested, and the seizure of one round of 12-gauge cartridge, camouflage clothing  and an  army jacket and trousers.

An official statement from the TTPS explains that during the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at a house in  Hilltop Drive,  Maturita Extension,  Arima,  where the items were found and seized, and the two male occupants of the house at the time  of  the  search  were  arrested. 

Men held for questioning in Coco Reef Resort robbery

At least two men are in police custody following a $15,000 robbery at the Coco Reef Resort and Spa, Crown Point, on Monday morning.

According to ACP Tobago Division Vernon Roberts, two men entered the resort's front office at approximately 2:37 am, armed with cutlasses.

He said the men, who wore hoodies and dark-coloured clothing, escaped on foot with the cash.

“We are at this time questioning persons of interest for that robbery and we are also reviewing CCTV footage from the scene," Roberts told Guardian Media.

Suspects in Sangre Grande robbery arrested

Three people have been arrested for the robbery that took place at a supermarket in Sangre Grande last weekend.

Reports are that last Sunday, thieves stole a safe at the Good Luck Supermarket located at Railway Road, Guaico. It contained over TT$30,000 and US$4000.

Police said the suspects, ages 25, 27, and 32 years, were held during a police operation conducted by officers assigned to the Eastern Division’s Special Operations Unit this week, between Monday and Thursday.

One Killed, 3 Arrested Following Police-Involved Shooting

One man was killed and three others arrested following a report of robbery against two businesses in the Central Division yesterday morning.

According to official police reports, Officers of the Central Division Task Force, Central Division Operational Unit, Emergency Response Patrol and Chaguanas Patrol Unit, responded to  a  report  of  a  robbery  in  progress  in  the  Charlieville  district,  around 3:17 am, on Sunday 15 December 2019.

3 arrested for robbery, 2 wearing police gear

Three men currently are in police custody following a robbery in the San Juan area, in the wee hours of this morning.

CNC3 News understands that one of the men in police custody has connections to a special reserve police officer.

Details are still coming in, but initial reports are that at about 3:30 am, officers from the Emergency Response Patrol, the North-East Division Task Force and the San Juan CID, responded to a report of a robbery at #23 Silver Mill in San Juan.

Two arrested for robbery and wounding

Two men have been arrested in connection with a report of robbery and wounding.

According to police reports, officers were on mobile patrol when they responded to a report of robbery and wounding at Tragarete Road and Cipriani Boulevard, around 11:00pm, on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

The officers, with the assistance of an off-duty police officer, arrested two suspects in connection with the incident and seized a revolver and three rounds of ammunition.

Burglars steal critical medicine from hospital

Hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars worth of crit­i­cal med­ica­tion for pa­tients, in­clud­ing those with ter­mi­nal ill­ness­es such as can­cer, have been stolen from the phar­ma­cy at the St James Med­ical Com­plex (SJMC).

In an im­me­di­ate re­sponse to this “tragedy” that struck the health in­sti­tu­tion, act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer at the North West Re­gion­al Health (NWRHA), Ter­ron Gilchrist con­demned the act and ques­tioned, “Why would some­one want to take God out of their thoughts and steal med­i­cine for the sur­vival of sick peo­ple?”

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