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Police probe link in 3 south robberies
Police are searching for clues as to
whether three armed robberies which
occurred at Gasparillo, Marabella and
San Fernando on Thursday were com-
mitted by the same men.
The first robbery occurred around
8.15 pm at Annabelle’s Restaurant and
Bar at Browne Street, San Fernando.
Police said Marlene Battoo, 30 of
San Fernando was conducting sales at
the bar when two men walked in and
announced a hold-up. They robbed
Battoo of $500.
They also robbed Darren Ramper-
sad, 41, and Nigel Gopee, 36, of Di-
amond Village, of a cellular phone,
valued $1,100 and $4,000 in cash. The
men fled the scene on foot.
Less than an hour later, two men
fitting the same description accosted
Kenneth Lee, 49, of Roy Avenue, Mara-
bella in front of his home. They robbed
him of $2,000 in cash and ran off.
The third robbery occurred around
10.45 pm. Police said Reshmi Ram-
roop, 29, of Reform Village, Gasparillo
was on duty at a Play Whe outlet at
Mike’s Chinese Restaurant at Guara-
cara Tabaquite Road, Reform when
two men entered and announced a
hold-up. They robbed Ramroop of an
undisclosed sum of cash and escaped
in a waiting Nissan Wingroad.
Police have not yet arrested anyone
in connection with the robberies.
Meanwhile, police have also issued
an All Points Bulletin for a Kia pick-up
TDF 8008 which was stolen from San
Fernando. The owner Carlon Quamine
said he parked the vehicle around 10
pm outside his Farah Street home but
when he checked for it around 4 am
yesterday, it was missing. Anyone with
information on the missing vehicles
can contact CrimeStoppers at 800-
9 freed of murder after 8 years in prison
After spending almost eight years in
prison awaiting trial, nine men from Sea
Lots were yesterday freed of murdering a
man during a robbery in Cocorite in 2010.
The men walked out of the Hall of
Justice in Port-of-Spain after High Court
Judge Devan Rampersad upheld a no
case submission from their attorneys,
who claimed that State prosecutors had
presented insufficient evidence against
The men are Reinaldo Marcano, 36,
Raymond Birot, 45, Kurt Serrette, 36,
Terrence “Trix” David, 36, Keston Morris,
29, Gerard Hepburn, 26, Keon “Taliban”
Lawrence, 26, Joel “Snake” Roberts, 27,
and 26-year-old Devon Victor.
The legal victory was bittersweet for the
men and their family members, as three
of their friends — Sherwin Alexander, 32,
Richard “Bulls” Thomas, 36, and 23-year-
old Sean Villafana, would have to remain
on trial as the victim’s blood was allegedly
found on their clothing when they were
arrested hours after the murder.
After delivering the ruling, Rampersad
directed the 12-member jury to enter not
guilty verdicts for the nine men.
The group did not linger outside the
court for long as they were chauffeured
away in three vehicles, including one
with Sea Lots community leader Cedric
“Burkie” Burke inside.
The group of men were on trial for mur-
dering 24-year-old Amiel George on Janu-
ary 18, 2010.
George was standing near his home
at Harding Place, Cocorite when he was
attacked by a group of men, who robbed
him of a gold chain before chopping him
several times. While no one witnessed the
attack, residents claimed to have seen the
men fleeing the scene in a maxi taxi.
A maxi taxi fitting the description was
eventually intercepted along Wrightson
Road in Port-of-Spain, with the 12 accused
inside. The blood-stained cutlass, which
was used in the attack, was recovered in-
The group was also represented by Jo-
seph George, Richard Clarke-Wills, Vince
Charles, Hasine Shaikh, Joseph Sookoo,
Danielle Rampersad and Alima Alexis.
The trial is expected to resume next week.
Suspect in baby’s
death remains in
The 17-year-old suspect accused of raping and
killing toddler Racquel George remains in police
Police said they have taken statements from
the suspect and other relatives and are making a
case for a murder charge to be laid.
The baby’s mother Sharlene George, 44, said
she left the toddler in the care of the teenager on
Wednesday and went to work.
When she returned home around 8.30 pm she
found Racquel unresponsive. When she ques-
tioned the teenager, he ran off.
George took her baby to the Siparia Health Fa-
cility where she died three hours later.
A medical examination of the child revealed
that her hymen was no longer intact. The teen-
ager was later arrested at Beach Road, Palo Seco,
Joel Roberts, right, who was among nine men freed of the 2010 murder of Amiel George, is
embraced by a relative following yesterday’s verdict at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain.
PICTURE SHIRLEY BAHADUR
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