Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Suspect nabbed for house break-ins

Western Division police believe they may have made a significant breakthrough regarding recent reports of house break-ins and robberies in the St James and Diego Martin districts, with the arrest of a 27-year-old Carenage man on Friday morning.

Around 5 a.m., a party of officers from St James Police Station, including Cpl Farrell and WPC Phillip, were on mobile patrol in the Fort George area where they observed a man walking along the roadway with bags containing several electronic items.

The officers stopped the individual and when he failed to give a proper account for the items, he was detained and taken to the St James station for further questioning.

Around 7 a.m.. a Fort George resident went to the station and made a report of a house break-in.

The police were told that the male resident had awoken that morning and observed a window to his home had been forced open and that a quantity of cash, cigarettes, and electronic items were missing.

The man was then shown the items seized by the police patrol earlier in the morning and he was able to positively identify them as his own.

Police said the suspect, who was also said to be a CD vendor in Port of Spain, is believed to be responsible for several recent house break-ins and was expected to be placed on several identification parades last weekend.

Investigations are continuing.