Bandit shot dead during attempted robbery

A daylight robbery was foiled when two bandits believed to be in their early 20s from Longdenville and Rio Claro respectively were shot by security guards as they attempted to rob Savi’s Classic Jewelry located on the corner of Noel Street and Southern Main Road, Couva on Tuesday. 

One of the bandits from Longdenville was fatally shot in his upper body and died at the store while the other was rushed to the Couva District Health Facility for treatment for bullet wound to his lower legs. 

Man tries to rob church but is held by worshippers

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery at a church in D'Abadie this morning.

Officers say the suspect entered the Anglican church with an object resembling a gun.

However, quick thinking worshipers managed to apprehend the would-be bandit, who was arrested by an off-duty police officer who attends the church. 


Man charged with grabbing $34,000 from elderly man in San Fernando bank

A Gasparillo man, who was instantly subdued by security guards during a brazen robbery attempt against an 83-year-old man at a commercial bank in San Fernando, appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny.

Jerome James, 30, of Cippy Street, Gasparillo, was granted $60,000 bail, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril Anne Antoine in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 13th June 2018.

The matter was postponed to Wednesday 11th July, 2018.

Bandit shot and killed in Princes Town

A robbery at the Francis Fashion/Shoe Locker Princes Town branch was thwarted after a bandit was shot and killed early this morning.

Reports indicate that security officials responded to an alarm triggered at the premises.

Upon arrival, the officers observed signs of forced entry and they also observed several bags of merchandise which were left behind by the bandits.

The officers remained on the compound and shortly after the bandits returned for the loot but were met with gunfire.

One of the assailants was shot and killed.

Bandit killed by police

A robbery was thwarted after a bandit was shot and killed. 

CNC3 news understands that around 6 pm on Thursday, the bandit entered a bar and casino located at Gordon and Broadway street Arima. 

The incident captured by CCTV footage shows the assailant forcing a man and woman into another part of the building. 

Shortly after, the off-duty police officer whipped out a firearm and shot the man. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Many commenting on the video on social media site Facebook applauded the police officer for his swift action.

Caught on Camera: CCTV video shows security guard shot from behind while pursuing bandit

Security guard Matthew Pierre was running ahead of the bandit who shot him in his leg at RRM Plaza in San Fernando this morning.

CCTV footage recovered from the scene of a show one man darting toward the exit of the building, with Pierre running behind him.


Pierre was in pursuit of the first man when another bandit behind him is seen pointing his gun toward Pierre.

It was at that point that Pierre was shot.

Bandit killed in shootout with police

One bandit involved in an early morning robbery has been shot and killed by police and a search is now underway for two others.

Around 5:30 am, bandits forced themselves into the home of a family located at Wallerfield.

The armed intruders tied up the occupants, ransacked the house and made off with the family's two vehicles.

An alarm was raised and police were notified of the robbery.

Around 6.20am, officers intercepted the stolen vehicles along the Carapo Road.

It resulted in a high-speed chase during which the bandits crashed the stolen vehicles.

Bandit shot while attempting to break in to New Grant supermarket

A 32-year-old man has been shot during what police say was an attempted break-in at a New Grant business place this morning.

Police say the man has had previously been charged with several offences and was recently released from prison.

According to reports, the man attempted to break into Persad D Food King supermarket around 8 am Monday when security officers fired on him.

He was hit in his stomach, arm and eye and was rushed to the Princes Town District Health Facility before being transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital in serious condition.

Man shot because he had nothing for bandit to rob him

A Morvant man was shot in the abdomen this morning after a bandit who broke into his home was upset his victim had no cash and valuables.

According to police reports around 3 am this morning the 33-year-old labourer was at his one-room home on Coconut Drive, Morvant when the gunman banged down his door shouting "Police!"