Tonnes of dirt packed high to prevent the mighty Caroni River from overspilling its banks are being stolen and sold by unscrupulous people.
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Hold-up victim chases, kills attacker
A would-be bandit was killed yesterday morning after being stabbed in the chest with the weapon he had pulled on his victim moments earlier. Police said around 5 am, a 23-year-old Maloney man was walking along Ariapita Avenue, Port-of-Spain, with his 19-year-old companion when he was accosted by the man near French Street. The unidentified man then pulled out a knife and demanded a gold chain his intended victim was wearing. Police said the two struggled before the bandit snatched the chain and ran. However, his victim chased after him and caught him on French Street, near Wrightson Road. The two then fought again and the bandit was stabbed in the chest after being overpowered. Emergency Health Services were contacted and took the thief to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he died. Homicide officers are continuing investigations.