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Police are bracing for reprisal killings
following the murder of a suspected sen-
ior gang member on Tuesday night.
Police said around 9 pm, the victim Ter-
rance "Biggs" Roberts, of Myers Lane, Old
Longdenville Road, Longdenville, went to
meet the owner of an auto-body garage
at Tobago Road, Enterprise, Chaguanas.
The businessman identified as Miguel
Fox told police Roberts arrived in his Mit-
subishi pick-up truck together with a
woman who was driving a Nissan Tiida,
which needed repairs.
Fox said Roberts went to look around in the garage
while he remained outside with the woman assessing
the extent of the repairs. He claimed while looking
under the vehicle he was startled by a series of gun-
Fox told police when he got up the woman had dis-
appeared and he found Roberts lying unconscious in
his garage with several gunshot wounds to his body.
Police arrived on the scene and Roberts was pro-
nounced dead by a District Medical Officer (DMO).
An illegal Rock Island .45 calibre pistol, loaded with
13 rounds of ammunition, was found tucked in the
waistband of Roberts jeans.
Ballistic testing is expected to be performed on the
gun to determine if it was used in any recent gang-
related shootings in the community, which police said
is still in the midst of a gang war.
Homicide detectives said Roberts was well known
to them and was an associate of a major gang leader
operating in central Trinidad. Police were up to late
yesterday searching for Roberts female friend who
they believe can assist them with investigations.
In an interview at the Forensic Science Centre, yes-
terday, Roberts mother, Sherry Roberts, said
she could not say if her son was involved in
a gang. However, she did admit he had a close
relationship with a leader of a crime syndicate.
"I don t know if he was affiliated with any-
thing illegal but I know he was affiliated with
him (name withheld)," she said.
"He was a down-to-earth child on a whole.
He grow up that way. I don t know what was his
lifestyle when he moved up this side, but he was a
Muslim and as far as I know he was just working to
make ends meet," she added.
Roberts also defended the alleged gang leader s rep-
utation as she said her opinion of him changed after
being introduced to him by her son.
ASP Terrence Williams and Sgt Jitendra Toolaram
of the Central Division visited the scene of Roberts
murder and are assisting homicide detectives with the
The family of Renzi Ramnarine,
whose burnt remains were found
inside his car on Tuesday, are clueless
as to why he was murdered.
Although DNA analysis is needed to
positively identify the body inside Ramnar-
ine s Nissan Almera, which was found off Ragoo-
nanan Road, Cunupia, relatives believe it is he.
Ramnarine, 40, a foreman at the
Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation
went missing after he left home on Saturday morn-
ing to purchase vegetables in Rio Claro.
Police said Cunupia villagers found the burnt
shell of the car around 2 pm in an area known as
"The Pines" and contacted the police. When a team
of officers visited, they found the car stuffed with
tyres and the skeletal remains in the drivers seat.
Speaking at the family s home at Ridge Road,
San Pedro in Rio Claro, yesterday, his father Rohan
Ramnarine, 71, said his son left home around 6.30
am Saturday and was supposed to return home
around 8.30 am to cook.
"I last saw him Saturday morning. I heard when
he started his car and I watched him open the gate
and leave. He usually go for doubles and talkarie
on weekends and public holidays and he had to
cook for me. He would usually come back by 8.30
to cook because it is him and I here alone.
"When I saw he did not come home, I
thought he was by some family or friends
but he would usually say where he is. I
called him Sunday morning three times,
he did not answer. I called Monday and
when he did not answer I got suspicious.
I told neighbours and people said they saw
him in Navet and Tabaquite on Saturday.
"We went to his work site in Tabaquite on Monday
and asked his boss if he showed up for work, but
when he didn t we made a report in the Rio Claro
Police Station," Ramnarine said.
While he was sitting at home on Tuesday night,
he said, a neighbour who saw the news on Crime
Watch host Ian Alleyne s Facebook page came to
the house and informed them. He said Rio Claro
police came shortly after and told him that a body
was found inside his son s car.
Terrance "Biggs" Roberts
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