Christopher Meade, 36, of Penal Rock Road Penal will appear before a Siparia Magistrate today charged with robbery with violence following a report made by a woman who was robbed earlier this month.
According to police reports, the woman told them that while walking along Dookie Street, Penal a man ambushed her, pushing her in the chest and demanding that she hand over her purse which contained a quantity of cash. The woman, fearful for her life, cooperated with the man, who later escaped with her purse.
A report was made to the Penal Police Station and an investigation was immediately launched. It resulted in the suspect being arrested and the stolen items – the woman’s purse containing $TT945 and US$80 – being recovered. Meade was subsequently charged with robbery with violence. The investigation was spearheaded by Insp Ramsaran, Sgt (Ag.) Boodlal and Cpl (Ag.) Gokool and a team from the Siparia CID.