Couple jailed for stealing security cameras from PriceSmart

A woman and her husband who stole a security camera system because the wife “liked it” and she is often alone home were each jailed for nine months yesterday.

Mala Rampersad-Deonarine, 46, a geriatric nurse and Neil Deonarine, 49, a labourer, of Carat Hill, Barrackpore, were caught red-handed stealing the camera system, three ladies’ vest and a men’s short pants, together valued at $2,794.75 from PriceSmart Ltd, in La Romaine.

Pricesmart assistant manager among two charged with $1.5 million robbery

An assistant manager employed with Price Smart Trinidad Ltd, Mausica location, appeared before Arima 2nd Court Magistrate, Debby-Ann Bassaw, charged in the July 3rd ,2016, $1.5Mn robbery at the business place, a statement by the Police Service says.

Kerlon Smith, of No.20 Eventide Court Trincity, had been a Price Smart employee for three years.

Smith, 33, was remanded in custody until July 18th, 2016, and advised by the court to apply to a judge in chamber for bail.

$1.5 million robbery at PriceSmart

Police are currently searching for three men wanted for robbing the Mausica branch of Pricesmart last night.

It's reported that around 8 o'clock, three armed men entered the building and then ordered one of the managers to open a vault in which cash was being kept.

The assailants stuffed a large sum of cash into bags and initial estimates place the sum to be at $1.5 million dollars. T

The suspects managed to escape despite several road blocks that were set up by police.

No one was hurt in the ordeal.

Pricesmart seeks meeting with OWTU

Retail supermarket chain, PriceSmart has issued a statement saying it is open to a meeting with the Oilfield Workers Trade Union as soon as possible to discuss their concerns. 

It follows a protest by the OWTU at PriceSmart's Movietowne, Port-of-Spain branch on Tuesday.

PriceSmart says it was never invited by the OWTU to sit down and discuss the issues.

The following is the statement from PriceSmart: