Three suspects were arrested by officers of the Rio Claro CID, within 30 minutes of receiving a report of a robbery with violence, against a Rio Claro couple last night.
According to police reports, the two victims told police they were conducting sales at their business place around 9:30 pm, yesterday when three men, one of them armed with a gun, entered and announced a holdup.
The assailants proceeded to hit victims about their faces before relieving them of quantities of cash, cigarettes, toilet paper and cellular phones.
The men then made their escape in a gold coloured Nissan Almera motor vehicle.
A report was made to the police and officers of the Rio Claro CID, Mayaro and Biche Police Stations responded and conducted enquiries into the incident.
The three suspects; a 38-year-old and a 25-year-old both of Rio Claro and a 36- year-old of Valencia, were arrested half an hour later at a house in the district.
The stolen items have not as yet been recovered. Investigations are ongoing.