Thursday, February 22, 2018

Shal foils 'Benz' bandits

Shal Marshall

THREE men were held by police yesterday after they tried to break into a car belonging to soca artiste and radio personality Shal Marshall outside the 96.1FM radio station on Tragarete Road in Port of Spain.

Police said around 11.45 a.m. Marshall had parked his Mercedes Benz car outside the station opposite the Queen's Park Oval.

Police said around 12.10 p.m. one of Marshall's relatives arrived at the station and handed him a quantity of cash which he then placed in his car.

Around 1 p.m. Marshall saw a man attempting to break the left rear door window but the alarm went off.

The man ran away.

Marshall and another man ran after the suspect who attempted to enter a white Nissan Almera parked a short distance away with two other men inside.

The “Splinters” singer and his friend were able to prevent the suspect from getting into the vehicle and during the scuffle officers from the Woodbrook Police Station arrived on the scene and held the suspect at the corner of Damien and Brabant streets, Woodbrook.

Minutes later the Almera was intercepted by Inter-Agency Task Force officers at the corner of Roberts and Carlos streets when the driver broke a red light.

The officers initially stopped the driver because he had run the red light but while speaking to them they received information that these two men were involved in an attempted robbery.

The three suspects- a 22-year-old of Laventille Extension Road, Morvant, a 24-year-old of Almond Drive, Morvant and a 29-year-old of Persad Lane, El Socorro were arrested in connection with the incident.

They remained being questioned up to last night.