Fight fire with fire.
This was the message to police officers from Minister of National Security Jack Warner yesterday as he congratulated them for their work in the Central Police Division.
Warner was at the Chaguanas Police station where Supt Johnny Abraham and other police officers of the Central Police Division displayed a quantity of stolen items, firearms and ammunition which were recovered over the last week.
He encouraged them to continue to fight crime, and he invited them to dinner next week in their honour.
Police officers conducted several exercises and recovered several flat screen televisions, cell phones, gold jewelry, cash, as well as two revolvers, two sawed-off shot guns, 11 rounds of nine millimetre ammunition, and three rounds of 12 guage cartridges.
Some of the items were recovered during a shoot-out with police where two men were killed while attempting to rob a house at a gated community at Chaguanas last Friday.
Police said the three thieves stole a flat screen TV and a stereo system from a house at Indus Lane, Riverview Park.
Police arrived at the scene and the thieves and police exchanged gunfire.
The three suspects were shot, two of whom died.
The third is at hospital.
A .9 mm pistol and two spent shells were also recovered.