building a case: ASP Johnny Abraham and Acting Sergeant Susan John display items at the Chaguanas Police Station found during search of a house in Arima yesterday and linked to the attack and gang rape of a mother and daughter in Longdenville, Chaguanas last week. —Photo: DAVE PERSAD

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Central rape suspects in court today

By Susan Mohammed susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

THREE men held in connection with the rape and robbery of a Longdenville mother and daughter are expected to appear before a Chaguanas magistrate today.

The charges were expected to be laid yesterday after police recovered evidence during a raid in Arima on Monday night.

Police found two cell phones, a laptop and a necklace at a house at Arima during a search for a fourth man linked to the attack.

Police said the victims identified the cellphones through pictures and other information stored on them, and the necklace was engraved with name of the 17-year-old victim. The laptop was also identified by the victims and was sent to the Cyber Crime Unit of the Police Service.

Early last Thursday morning four men broke into a house and stole cash, food and jewelry, then raped a 49-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter. The mother's two sons aged 19 and ten were tied up.

The men then escaped with the loot in woman's Toyota Corolla valued $50,000.

Three men – aged 19, 23, 25 years old, all of Enterprise — are already in police custody.

The 23-year-old suspect surrendered to police at Port of Spain on Friday night.

The 19-year-old was arrested on Saturday morning at his home at School Street by a team of officers led by ASP Johnny Abraham. The third man was arrested during a police exercise at Enterprise. All three suspects have given statements to the police.

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