3 Charged for Home Invasion with PPE

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THREE people including a teenager who were allegedly caught red-handed wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) gear during a home invasion in Belmont five days ago, have been charged with a series of offences.

Police reported on Thursday that Tyreek Weekes, 21, and Dennis Muhammed, 25, both of Mulrain Trace, Picton Road, Laventille and a 17-year-old of North Settlement, Sangre Grande, were charged with  two counts of robbery with violence, two counts of grievous sexual assault, one count of Rape, one count of assault with intent to rob, one count of possession of firearm and one count of possession of ammunition.

According to reports, on May 29 three men claimed they were sent by the Ministry of Health to sanitise a house following a death. The men entered the premises, but instead of sanitising the house, proceeded the rob the occupants.

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 One of the occupants managed to send a message to a friend who then alerted the police. Within minutes, police officers responded to the report and caught the men carrying out the robbery. They were promptly arrested and a .38 revolver with five rounds of ammunition were seized.

Acting Sgt Kamal, Cpl Brebnor, WPC Ashby, PC Phillip, of the Belmont CID, conducted enquiries. Cpl Brebnor submitted a file following which charges were laid against the three men. The suspects will appear virtually before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on Friday.


Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations and Intelligence), Mc Donald Jacob, thanked members of the public for their assistance and pointed out that concerned citizens urgently called the police, having observed a crime taking place. DCP Jacob said the victims were afforded psychological support from the TTPS’ Victim and Witness Support Unit. This investigation was supervised by Acting Senior Supt Sharon Cooper.

Three men held by Lopinot residents 

Three men were also arrested following a home invasion in Lopinot on Wednesday with the help of Lopinot residents.

The suspects, ages 18 and 20, from La Horquetta and another, 41, from Arouca, were held by residents of the Lopinot community following a robbery incident in which a family was robbed of several items.

Police reported on Thursday that around midday, three armed men reportedly stormed into the family’s home and demanded that they handed over cash, jewelry and other valuable items. The family, fearful for their lives, complied with the orders and gave the suspects valuables in excess of $20,000.

The men then escaped and entered two vehicles. An alarm was raised and residents sprang into action to apprehend the men, while the police were contacted. The two vehicles were subsequently found abandoned along Guadeloupe Road, Lopinot, and were taken to the Arouca Police Station, where crime scene investigators are processing them.

A firearm, a magazine, and 24 rounds of live 5.56 ammunition were also recovered from the scene. PC Roopnarine, of the Arouca Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is leading the investigations.


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