Eric Wilson

Two men were arrested and a vehicle recovered in the Tunapuna area during an anti-crime exercise conducted by officers of the Tunapuna Criminal Investigation Department last week.

A statement by the Police Service said that based on reports received of stolen vehicles, an exercise was conducted under the supervision of Insp Joseph and co-ordinated by Sgt Ammon and Sgt Luke.

A white panel van—TBW 8579—was recovered at St Augustine Circular Road, Pasea, on Apri 10 and two men were arrested.

The men, Eric Wilson, a 31-year-old of Basilon Street, Tunapuna, a self-employed scrap iron collector, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, and Sameer Ali, a 50-year-old, of Latiff Street, Monte Grande, Tunapuna, owner of a tyre shop in El Dorado, was charged with receiving a stolen vehicle.

They were granted bail by Magistrate Sherene Murray-Bailey at the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court today in the sum of $15,000 each.

In a separate exercise, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Stolen Vehicle Unit, recovered one black Toyota RAV4 bearing false number plate registration at Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain.

The RAV4 PDG 7234 vehicle was stolen from the owner at gunpoint on November 18, 2018, at Tunapuna Road, Tunapuna.

Two male suspects, a 39-year-old of Diego Martin, and a 35-year-old of Maraval, were arrested in connection with the theft of the vehicle.