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Trio held minutes after robbing pensioners

Published: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Three men are expected to be placed on a series of identification parades this weekend after their reign of terror on unsuspecting bank customers was ended by police.

They were arrested shortly after they robbed an elderly couple on Thursday.

Police said the men, including one who was recently released from prison, were already being sought for questioning for rape, home invasions, robbery and other offences.

Police said the men were staking out customers in the carpark of a bank in La Romaine, San Fernando, looking for potential victims.

Around 1.30 pm, Thursday, a couple, ages 79 and 78, had just withdrawn money from the bank and was driving home. The suspects tailed them in a silver Nissan Tiida and as the couple entered their yard in Duncan Village, the suspects ran out and stole the woman’s bag and left.

In the bag was $250, a pair of eyeglasses valued $3,000 and a cellphone valued at $500. Police officers were contacted and within minutes, an operation was co-ordinated by Snr Supt Zamsheed Mohammed, ASP Peter Ramdeen and Insp Don Gajadhar.

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