Man charged with robbing cop of gun

Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 09:29

A 39-year-old man has been charged for the offence of robbery with aggravation, following an incident which occurred in Santa Cruz on June 18th, 2020.

Official police reports state that ANTON  OTIS  SAMUEL,  of  Laventille  Extension,  Morvant,  was formally charged with the offence on June 23rd, 2020.

Samuel appeared at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court the following day, however, the matter was postponed to July 22nd, 2020.

According to police reports, one Glock 30 pistol, belonging to the victim, a police officer,  also was recovered on July 3rd, 2020, and taken for analysis.

The  victim  reported  standing  in  his  yard  after  exiting  his  vehicle when  he  was  approached  by  an  armed,  masked  individual,  who demanded cash. The victim reportedly attempted to draw his licensed firearm when it was taken by a second suspect. The suspects escaped  in a waiting car  after taking a sum of cash from the victim’s vehicle.

The car was later intercepted, however, there was only one suspect found in the vehicle, who was arrested.

Investigations are ongoing.