A 33-year-old Palmiste woman is today in Police custody for robbery with aggravation and demanding money by menace. She was held during a sting exercise by the Couva Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
According to police reports, the victim made a report of robbery to the officers of the Couva Police Station on January 17th.
He further reported that one of the suspects demanded that he pay additional money and will be contacted to make the payment at a later date. Fearing for his life, he complied. On Tuesday 19th January, 2021, the victim was contacted and instructed by the suspect, to meet at the Unipet Compound Mc Bean Village, Couva, where he would hand over a sum of money to her.
The victim followed the instructions under close observation by officers of the Couva CID led by Ag. Sgt. Badree. Upon observing the interaction between the victim and the suspect, WPC Baptiste of the said unit approached the suspect and conducted a search, where the sum of money belonging to the victim identified by the serial numbers was found. The 33-year-old woman from Thompson Road, Palmiste, was then cautioned and arrested and taken to the Couva Police Station. Enquiries are ongoing.