AFTER an early morning robbery in Valencia, police arrested and charged one man after a high-speed police chase.
Police reported that victim was asleep at her Benny Road, Valencia home around 5.50am on Monday when she awoke to see two men standing over her, one armed with a cutlass demanding the keys to a vault.
Fearful for her life, the woman cooperated with the men.
Shortlyafter, another man entered the house and began ransacking the rooms. The men took the woman’s Toyota Hi-Lux, two Samsung flat screen TVs, three cellphones, a quantity of cash and an assortment of jewellery estimated to be over $100,000.
The woman then ran over to a neighbour’s house where the Valencia Police were contacted and units dispatched.
An All-Points Bulletin (APB) was also issued for the stolen vehicle and suspects.
At 7.15 am, officers attached to the TPU, while on routine duty along the Priority Bus Route (PBR) in the vicinity of the Mt. Lambert traffic lights, observed a vehicle matching the description in the APB.
The officers signalled for the driver to stop, which he ignored and continued north unto Mt. Lambert Circular. TPU officers gave chase and the vehicle was intercepted along Laventille Road, San Juan.
TPU officers exited their vehicle and instructed the two men seen in Hi-Lux to get out. The driver however placed the vehicle into reverse and slammed into the marked police vehicle.
The driver then exited the vehicle and darted off leaving the front seat passenger, a 27-year-old man of Febeau Village, San Juan, in the vehicle.
He was searched, arrested and taken into police custody at the San Juan Police Station pending further investigations. PC Mootilal of the Valencia Police Post is leading investigations into the case and is expected to charge the suspect on Tuesday. The arrests of the men at large are imminent.