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Cops kill Tobago man after robbery

Published: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Akeem Price shot dead by police.

Tobago police shot and killed a man after a robbery at a boutique in Moriah, Tobago, on Tuesday. He has been identified as Akeem Price, 22, of Les Coteaux, Tobago. Around midnight on Tuesday Onika Charles heard noises coming from her store at 33 Highlands Road, Moriah, and saw three masked men dressed in hooded jackets. One was carrying a bolt cutter, which they had used to cut the locks on the building. 

 

 

She called the Moriah police who confronted the burglars. Police said they were shot at and returned fire as the men tried to escape. Price was found suffering from gunshot wounds a short distance away. Police took him to the Scarborough General Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival. The two other men escaped. Another man, who police believe was a getaway driver, also made off with an undisclosed sum of cash and clothing.

 

Police later arrested a 17-year-old Fifth Form student of the Signal Hill Secondary School and a 24-year-old man, also from Les Coteaux, who was held at the ANR Robinson International Airport before he boarded a flight to Piarco Airport. Charles told police it was the third time she had suffered losses due to break-ins. ASP Jeffrey George of the Scarborough Police Station is leading inquiries.