QUICK action by the police yesterday saw the arrest of two men
suspected of robbing a parlour near Arima of over $1700 in cash
and phone cards and the recovery of the items.
The suspects - aged 22 of Maracas, St Joseph, and 32, of Upper Street, Belmont - were arrested a short distance from the robbery
in La Horquetta.
According to police, at around 2.45 p.m. the 54-year-old proprietor was in her parlour at Rocky McCollin Circular when two men, one with a firearm, entered the shop and announced a hold-up.
The woman told police the thieves took a quantity of phone cards
valued $710, $1,018, and a quantity of jewellery of value still to be ascertained.
The thieves ran off with the loot, and police were contacted.
A party of police officers of the Northern Division Task Force, and La Horquetta and Arima/ Malabar Crime Patrol Units and searched the area. The suspects were detained near La Horquetta and Tecoma Boulevards, but no firearm was recovered.
The suspects are expected to appear on an identification parade in connection with the incident.