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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Police arrest 23 robbery suspects
Police arrested 23 robbery suspects in Port-of-Spain between Wednesday night and yesterday morning. The suspects were held at their homes in east Port-of-Spain and surrounding communities in the raid, which began at 6 pm and ended more than 12 hours later. The exercise, which was led by ASP Ajith Persad, was a response to an increase in reports of purse-snatching and pickpocketing in downtown Port-of-Spain. The suspects remained detained at the Central Police Station, St Vincent Street, up to yesterday evening and were being interrogated by detectives from the Port-of-Spain CID.
Among the suspects was a guard assigned to the Blind Welfare Association. Police said he was detained in connection with the theft of a laptop from an employee at the association’s office on Duke Street. The laptop was stolen almost two weeks ago. The suspects are expected to be charged after identification parades which are scheduled for today. Police said most of the suspects have previous convictions and pending court cases for similar offences. Police sources said more exercises are planned for this week. Cpl Anthony Williams and PCs Myers, Aberdeen and Ali were also involved in the exercise.
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