Friday, February 23, 2018

Teen robbery suspect killed by cops

...three hours after allegedly staging armed robbery in Chaguanas

A CHAGUANAS teenager was shot and killed by police three hours after he was allegedly involved in an armed robbery. Nicholas Sylvester, 19, of Enterprise, was shot dead after police said he robbed

a business place at Main Road, Chaguanas.

According to police, at around 11 a.m. Sylvester entered the store and announced a hold-up. He demanded cash, jewellery and laptops from the employees. He escaped on foot with the loot, police were told.

A report was made to the Chaguanas CID and at around 2 p.m. police received information that the suspect was seen in Lange Park.

Senior Superintendent of Police of the Central Police Division Johnny Abraham led a party of the police officers to the area where the suspect was seen.

Police said Sylvester as confronted and he fired several shots at them. Police returned fire and Sylvester was hit. He was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility where he died while undergoing treatment.

Police said they retrieved a .38 revolver near Sylvester's body.

(From the Multimedia Desk)