Woodbrook attacks, assaults, robberies on the increase

Over the past five years there have been over 100 attacks against residents of Woodbrook.

The latest attacks were a home invasion where an 85-year-old woman was brutally beaten along with her amputee son, a robbery and an attempted rape.

Spate of robberies in Port-of-Spain, this one caught on camera

Masqueraders and spectators are being told to be vigilant after several reported robberies in the capital city.

In this video posted to social media, a spectator captures the moment a group of women is robbed around the Queen's Park Savannah during J'ouvert celebrations this morning.

The owner of the account says the women were attacked by what appears to be an army of bandits.

Towards the end of the video you can see more than a dozen young men running away from the scene.

There have also been reports of several other robberies.

WASA investigates claim of criminals using WASA uniforms

The Water and Sewage Authority is currently investigating a claim on social media that criminals are posing as WASA employees to get access to private residences for the purpose of robbing them.

WASA Communications Manager Daniel Plenty says the authority is looking into the claims but is asking the public to come forward with any information as to where the alleged instances have happened. 

The allegation went viral on instant messaging platform, What's App.

In the recording, a male voice is heard referring to an incident he said happened not far from where he was.