Western Division police officers believe they may have made a major dent into a recent spate of car robberies in the District, following the arrest of two men earlier today.
The men, ages 20 and 29 years, were intercepted after being monitored by officers attached to the Western Division Task Force (WDTF).
An official statement from the Police Service reports that with respect to the first arrest, police officers on exercise in the Upper Bournes Road, St James area, observed one man in a Nissan Versa motor vehicle.
According to the TTPS, it appeared that the man had gained access by shattering a window with a spark plug, and then removing the ignition with a screwdriver and wrench.
He was arrested immediately.
The TTPS release notes that further investigations led officers to George Cabral Street, St James, where another stolen vehicle was discovered and the driver arrested.
The men, who are from Morvant and Aranguez respectively, currently are in police custody assisting officers with their investigations into reports of robberies of motor vehicles in the District.
The surveillance operation was coordinated by Snr Supt Thompson, supervised by ASP Henry, Insp (Ag) Grant and executed by Sgt (Ag) Carmona, Cpl (Ag) Hunte and PCs Clement, Hollingsworth, Dennis, Frith, Ottley, Christopher, Myers and WPC Noreiga.