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With Christmas four days away, South-
ern Division police are urging business
owners to make proper security arrange-
ments when depositing their earnings at
The plea comes after gunmen robbed a
San Fernando businessman of $70,000
while closing his store on Saturday night.
Police said that around 7.15 pm, the owner
of Zrade, Gabriel Johnson, 27, of
Carapichaima, was closing his store
on High Street when two gunmen
walked up to him and snatched his
duffel bag with the cash. The men
escaped in a white vehicle. However,
they along with two other men were
caught by Central Division police dur-
ing an operation along the Solomon
Hochoy Highway, Chaguanas an hour
"We are asking business owners in
the Southern Division to be careful with
how they transport their money and to
make alternative arrangements for secu-
rity companies to pick up their cash at
their stores to take to the banks"
CID Inspector Don Gajadhar.
"There are also other security meas-
ures that can be taken, including the
installation of CCTV cameras and with
the technology now, your business can
be monitored from another location or
even on your cell phone.
"Be mindful of where you park while
going or leaving your store with money,
and try to park close to your business.
You can also have someone pick you up
or escort you to the bank instead of
walking the streets with large sums of
He said while customers are shopping,
store owners and workers should keep
an eye out for suspicious looking people
in their stores and those outside marking
their businesses. He said businesses
should also look out for fake US currency
and TT $100 bills.
He said there has also been several
petty robberies with people leaving items
exposed on the seats of their vehicles.
This invites criminals to break into the
vehicles and steal the items. He also
advised owners of Nissan Sunny models,
B12, B13, B14 and B15 to removed their
distributor caps, spark plugs or unplug
their batteries to prevent thieves from
stealing their cars. He said these models
are frequently targeted by thieves. ---KF
One of two bandits who robbed a Chaguanas
bar yesterday was killed during gunfight with
police before they d even got away.
Police have not yet said who the dead man
is, and they are searching Central Division for
According to a report, three Chaguanas patrol-
men were driving along the Caroni Savannah
Road around 1 yesterday morning when they
noticed two men sprinting out of Vegas Bar and
crossed the street. Police said the officers called
on the men to stop, but instead of surrendering,
one of the men then pulled out a gun and fired
four shots at the officers.
They said they returned fire. The gunman was
then said to have thrown his gun onto the roof
of C&R Mini Mart and both ran back to the
Caroni Savannah Road where they tried to lose
the officers by running into some bushes. The
officers got out the vehicle and continued the
chase and on reaching Ibis Circular, they found
one of the men lying on the ground
with a gunshot wound to is shoulder.
He was taken to the Chaguanas Dis-
trict Health Facility but was he dead
by the time he arrived.
Crime scene officers led by ASP
Ablack and Sgt Jitindra Tooleram responded to
the shooting, processed the scene and coordinated
a search for the other suspect. A Ruger P89 pistol
loaded with five rounds 9mm ammunition was
Ashmeed Syne, 22, the manager of Vegas Bar
later reported to Chaguanas CID that two men,
one armed with a gun, and entered his bar and
robbed him of $5000 in sales. He identified the
dead man as one of the men who robbed him.
---SEE photo of the
accident on Page A5
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robbing bar in
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According to a report, three
Chaguanas patrolmen were driving
along the Caroni Savannah Road
around 1 yesterday morning when
they noticed two men sprinting out
of Vegas Bar and crossed the street.
Police said the officers called on the
men to stop, but instead of
surrendering, one of the men then
pulled out a gun and fired four shots
at the officers.
He said while customers are shopping, store
owners and workers should keep an eye out
for suspicious looking people in their stores
and those outside marking their businesses.
He said businesses should also look out for
fake US currency and TT $100 bills.
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