Quick response by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) of the Southern Division, led to the arrest of one suspect and the seizure of a Beretta and seven rounds of ammunition in the vicinity of First Citizen’s Bank, Gulf View, today.
According to police reports, at around 11:30, the victim went to the vicinity of the bank to meet with a man to conduct business for the purchase of a vehicle.
He was invited to sit in the vehicle when the suspect attempted to rob him of the sum of cash.
A struggle ensued and the victim disarmed the man of the firearm. During this time a report was made via the Command Centre and the ERPs were informed. Officers got to the scene and arrested a 31-year-old man La Romain and seized the firearm and ammunition.
The suspect was handed over to the San Fernando Police Station. Investigations are ongoing.