Cops detain suspect, recover stolen vehicles during exercises

Cops detain suspect, recover stolen vehicles during exercises

Cops detain suspect, recover stolen vehicles during exercises

Police detained one larceny motor vehicle suspect and recovered three stolen vehicles, in separate incidents across various policing divisions yesterday.

In a statement, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said officers of the Stolen Vehicle Squad conducted an intelligence-led exercise between 4pm and 5:45 pm on February 25, 2024.

A search warrant was executed at a Bonne Aventure Road, Williamsville address, where officers observed one white Tiida hatchback without an affixed license plate.

Following a search of the licensing database, officers determined the vehicle was the subject of a Robbery with Aggravation, reported to the Central Police Station in the Port of Spain Division.

One suspect, a 46-year-old straightener/painter, also from Bonne Aventure Road, was detained in connection with the find.

Earlier that day, between 10am and 2pm, in the Central Division, a Roving Road Block Exercise was conducted by officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF), Area North, with emphasis on the Southern Main Road, Enterprise, Chin Chin Road, Cunupia and Monroe Road. During the exercise, a wireless transmission was received from the E999 Command Centre in relation to a suspicious vehicle parked along Royal Palm Avenue, Penco Lands, Longdenville.

The CDTF officers observed a white Nissan Tiida parked along the roadway with the left side rear glass smashed, a tampered ignition, and identification plates affixed with mounting tape.

Further checks revealed that the vehicle was stolen from the Rio Claro district the previous day. The vehicle was then conveyed to the Chaguanas Police Station and processed by CSI officers.

Rio Claro Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is continuing inquiries.

In the Northern Division, officers of the Arima CID conducted an intelligence[1]led exercise between 9 pm and 10:30 pm, which led them to Mendez Road,in the vicinity of the Samaroo Village Community Centre.

There, the officers observed a silver Tiida parked in the parking lot of the centre – the vehicle had been reported stolen during a Robbery with Aggravation in the Arouca District.

The vehicle was then taken to the Arouca Police Station for further processing.

Inquiries are continuing into these matters.

Article Courtesy Loop News