An army private apprehended for robbery in Mayaro

The law enforcement officers were arrested in connection of robbery in Mafeking village of Mayaro.

The law enforcement officers were arrested in connection of robbery.
The law enforcement officers were arrested in connection of robbery.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: An army private was taken into custody in connection with a robbery in Mayaro on Monday, November 20, 2023.

Notably, at around 5:00 pm on Friday, a family was at their residence in Mafeking village when they witnessed a heavily tinted black SUV with flashing blue lights pulled up.

In due course of time, three men dressed in army-like clothing, two in police tactical clothing and another man alighted from the vehicle and tried to approach the home.

It is to be noted that the men then told the family that they came for the camera footage in relation to a fire that took place in the nearby area.

The residents were taken into their talks, and one of the victims then allowed the men to enter the premises, and they eventually announced a robbery.

It is to be added in the remarks of the victim that the suspects tied up the family members and robbed them of $67,400. The robbery’s worth of items includes a quantity of cash, cell phones, DVR, and gold jewellery.

After committing theft, the assailants immediately fled from the scene, and the victims managed to unite themselves and went to the Mayaro Police Station to report the case to the officials.

The soldier who lives in Maloney Gardens was arrested and is expected to be charged with the offence. Members of the TTR are on temporary duties along the Trinidad and Tobago Police Services and were housed at the Mayaro police station.

Many people showed their frustration in regard to this robbery case on social media platforms. One has commented, “When the uniform that is a symbol of security and trust is so defined by those who hold these positions, the punishment must be severe. At least 20 years in jail. There have been several incidents of this nature.”

Therefore, punishment is the antidote to crime. Punishing or being held accountable for deviant behaviour is a very effective way to modify or manage the nature of such crimes.