Boy, 3, rescued from stolen car

Boy, 3, rescued from stolen car

A three-year-old child was rescued from a car by police late yesterday in Maraval after thieves stole the vehicle from the his mother in east Trinidad.

The rescue followed a shootout between the robbers and police. Police said the robbers held up and robbed the child’s mother of the vehicle as she was about to enter her driveway at Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua. Her son was in the back seat of the silver Hyundai Tucson.

The woman made a report and the car’s GPS was activated. The Northern Division sub-control office contacted the Maraval Police Station, via wireless, to let them know the vehicle was approaching the station.

Under Cps Nicome and Nicholas, PC Bart and WPCs Valentine and Edwards officers tried to intercept the car near the Maraval Police Station but were shot at. The police returned fire in an attempt to stop the stolen vehicle. The vehicle reportedly collided with five other cars. The robbers abandoned the car with the child.

They escaped into the nearby Maraval River.

The officers rescued the child from the vehicle and took him to the Maraval Police Station where he was medically examined and his parents contacted.

Article Courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Guardian

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