THREE men and a woman have been charged in connection with various robberies in west Trinidad.
According to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), four were charged with the following offences:
- Keshon Rojas, 21 of Second Caledonia, Morvant – two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of robbery with violence, assault by threats, using threatening language, and receiving stolen goods.
- Tyrique Reid, 20 of Second Caledonia Morvant – two counts of robbery with violence and common assault.
- Nicholas Thomas, 24 of Lady Young Road, Morvant – two counts of robbery with violence and housebreaking and larceny.
- Keisha Rojas De Freitas, 35 of 18th Drive, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas – receiving stolen goods.
They were expected to appear at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
The TTPS stated that officers conducted extensive enquiries and gathered intelligence after an upsurge in robberies and home invasions particularly in the Four Roads district.
This resulted in an anti-crime operation that included the execution of several search warrants at the homes of the suspects during the period August 19 to 25.
Various items were allegedly seized during the exercise and several were identified by the victims, including laptops, cameras, cell phones, PS4 and Xbox games, air conditioning evaporators, car batteries, watches, pawn tickets and a quantity of jewellery, some of which were retrieved from various pawnshops located in the Port of Spain Division.
The TTPS stated that the exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Thompson, supervised by acting ASP Henry, Insp Grant and Sgt Reyes, led by Ag Cpls Marcelle and Phillip and included WPCs London and Patrick, PCs St John and Phipps of the Four Roads Criminal Investigations Department (CID); Sgt Austin, WPC Harry, PCs Williams and Seechan of the Western Division Gang Intelligence Unit; Sgt Carmona, Ag Cpl Hunt, PCs Hollingsworth, Clement, Charles, Frith, Peters and Charles of the Western Division Task Force; and Cpl Daniel, PCs Moonesar and Friday and WPC Nickie of the North Eastern Division Task Force.