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Guyanese man shot dead in POS
A Guyanese national was shot dead in Port-of-Spain yesterday.
Dead is 30-year-old Troy Henry of San Juan.
Homicide detectives are working on the theory that Henry's murder was linked to the killing of Luke Adams, 19, on Thursday.
Adams was killed when a gunman opened fire on the occupants of a car stuck in traffic along Duke Street during the lunch-time rush hour. Adams was seated in the front passenger seat of the car.
According to reports, Henry was shot around 6 am.
His body was found along Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain, by officers of the Duncan Street police post.
Henry was rushed to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
Investigations are continuing.
Fruit vendor robbed
Two masked robbers entered the home of fruit vendor Alister Alexander and tied him to his bed before ransacking the house and stealing $130,000 in cash and valuables. They then snatched the keys to his Ford Ranger and drove off. The van was later found abandoned at Grand Bazaar.
Alexander, 62, of Sobo Village, La Brea, told police he was asleep at home when he heard a strange sound in his room. When he opened his eyes he saw the two men wearing masks. No arrests have yet been made.
Guns found in South raid
South Western Division police seized two .38 semi automatic revolvers in separate incidents on Friday.
The weapons were among eight firearms recovered for this year in the Division, which has the highest crime detection rates in T&T.
In the first incident, officers led by Sgt Ali of the Point Fortin CID went to Hollywood Village, where they saw a 34-year-old unemployed man sitting under a mango tree. When they checked his bag, they found the revolver and a bag containing 52 foil packets of marijuana.
In another incident around 12:30 am, PCs Maharaj and Clarke, acting on a tip off, went to an abandoned concrete building at Church Street, Point Fortin, where they found a bag containing a loaded gun.
The firearms have been sent for ballistic testing and police said they are continuing the quest to rid the streets of illegal weapons.
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