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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, August 22, 2015
Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne
became the focus of the story this
week when he wrestled with gun-
men as he attempted to foil a car-
jacking and robbery along the
Southern Main Road in Frederick
Settlement, Caroni, on Tuesday
At the end of Alleyne s intervention
two teenagers, aged 17 and 18, from
Trou Macaque, Laventille, were
apprehended by the police after their
attempt to carjack a taxi-driver was
foiled by the CrimeWatch host.
Central Division head Snr Supt
Johnny Abraham later thanked
Alleyne for his brave and heroic act
in rescuing the victim from the per-
"Anyone who work alongside the
police for the purpose of deterring
crime and/or holding people who
doing crime I would thank them,"
Abraham said on Wednesday.
"In this case, I thank Ian for his
good works done last night (Tuesday).
He may even have saved the life of
the taxi driver. I don t mind to work
with anybody in this country to get
rid of the criminals."
On Wednesday, Alleyne showed
exclusive footage of police officers
apprehending the men and also the
gun that was recovered during the
Taxi driver Farouk Ghany, who was
also robbed by the teens, sent out a
heartfelt thanks to Alleyne for what
he described as "action."
At about 8.15 pm on Tuesday,
Ghany was plying his car for hire
along the Curepe to Chaguanas route
when two men asked for him to take
them to Frederick Settlement while
he was at Curepe junction. The men
told him (Ghany) they would pay for
However, upon reaching Frederick
Settlement one of them pulled out
a gun and announced a hold up. They
robbed Ghany of an undisclosed
amount of cash and his cellphone.
Ghany, who is from Valsayn, was
then ordered out of the vehicle and
told to run.
Both men then came out Ghany s
black Nissan Almera and chased after
By this time, however, Alleyne was
passing in his vehicle and noticed
Ghany running. He also noticed the
two men running a short distance
behind Ghany. Alleyne along with
his security officer stopped their
vehicle, got out and began chasing
after the suspects.
The men were later cornered on
a dead end street but opened fire on
Alleyne and his security officer. The
two managed to escape the bullets
and managed to confront and subdue
Alleyne then called the police and
a party of officers from the Caroni
Police Station, along with Central
Division head Abraham responded.
Both men were arrested and the
police recovered a firearm belonging
to the men.
Speaking to Alleyne after the ordeal
Ghany said he had been working taxi
for the past 25 years and had been
robbed three times.
Alleyne said if he could do it all
over again, he would.
"I risked my life because I felt sorry
for the victim. This goes to show
you that there is rampant lawlessness.
"It is frightening to know that this
is a next generation of criminals
emerging, a new breed. Every day,
we on Crime Watch face criminals
but last night (Tuesday) was in the
flesh," Alleyne said.
On Thursday s show, Alleyne
received a call, live on television, from
Ghany s mother thanking him
(Alleyne) for saving her son s life.
She said that he was still traumatised
over the incident.
Alleyne in the line of fire UNSOLVED MYSTERY
Also this week, Alleyne
showed an exclusive interview
he did with Kevin Lord, the
father of two-year-old Jaheim
Lord, who was shot in the head
while in a
the driver of
which was owned by Lord, was
killed in the ambush.
Alleyne said he received
critical information and added
that he had the names of
people who could assist him in
Alleyne also announced on
Tuesday's show that he had
made an unbelievable
breakthrough in the death of
Amalgamated security officer
Not wanting to "let the cat-
out-of-the-bag" just yet,
Alleyne, while live on
television, showed the new
evidence that surfaced to
Mohammed's mother, who
expressed utter shock.
The alleged carjackers hide their faces from the CrimeWatch camera.
CrimeWatch host Ian Alleyne interviews taxi
driver Farouk Ghany after rescuing him from
the clutches of two would be carjackers.
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