Trinidad and Tobago: Police rescue family in Mayaro

Trinidad and Tobago: Police rescue family in Mayaro

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Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) prevented a family from coming to harm during a home invasion in Mayaro. The officers rescued the family, and four gunmen were killed during a shootout with the police.

According to reports, a couple had entered their home at Krista Park, Beaumont Road, Mayaro, around 9:15 am, on 3 October (Monday), when they were accosted by seven shooters who were already on the premises.

The assailants proceeded to bind the couple’s hands and feet with duct tape. The couple’s teenage son, who was in the house, had already been bound with duct tape before the couple arrived home.

A team of police officers from the Eastern Division, acting on information, responded to the unfolding situation and arrived at the location where they observed the armed men exiting the premises. Upon seeing the officers, the men opened fire on them.

While keeping with the use of Force Policy, the officers returned fire, hitting four of the men about their bodies. Three of the suspects escaped. One 12-gauge shotgun, three pistols and an air rifle were recovered from the scene, along with a quantity of cash.

The victims were subsequently rescued from the house. Investigations are ongoing, informs the police.

TTPS also shared information about the $20K bail granted to the Aranguez Man on the assault charge.

A 38-year-old man was granted $20,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Nickolas Ali at the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on 3 October 2022. The accused of Aranguez was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

As part of the bail condition, he was ordered to stay 100 meters away from the victim and not communicate with her indirectly or directly. The matter was postponed to 2 February 2023.