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Father and son shot in Chatham robbery

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A 52-year-old Chatham father and his son were up to yesterday warded at hospital after they were shot by bandits during a robbery at their home. Sheriff Mohammed and his 37-year-old son Rajab were shot several times about the body at their Food Crop Road home. Police said that around 11 am, Rajab, a mechanic, was under his house when two gunmen entered his yard and shot him. 



On hearing the explosion, his father rushed outside and was also shot. The gunmen then ran through the front gate and out to the Chatham Main Road. Neighbours took the father and son to the Point Fortin area hospital where they were treated and later transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital. Police recovered a projectile which they believed was fired from a .38 revolver. They have since classified the shooting as part of a robbery.


Meanwhile, the body of a 57-year-old Canadian national was discovered along the beach at Bonasse Village, Cedros. Police believe that 57-year-old Janet Lutchman drowned after she ventured into the water around 10 am yesterday. They said Lutchman was born and grew up in Cedros but migrated to Canada some years ago. They said she returned to Trinidad every Carnival season. Residents saw her exercising on the beach yesterday. Later on, they found her face down on the shore with no signs of violence on her body.


Investigations are continuing.