Phone thieves arrested after sting operation

File photo.
File photo.

Arima police arrested two men after they robbed a man of his phone and tried to sell it back to him on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the man was robbed of his phone on the Blanchisseuse Road at about 4.15 pm.

The bandits then called a relative's phone and told the man to bring $1,000 in exchange for his phone. He went to the Arima Police Station and reported the incident. Police told him to him to do as told and they would follow him to the meeting point at the corner of Hosein and Broadway Streets, Arima.

When he met the bandits, one of them tried to rob him of the cash at gunpoint. Police ordered him to stop, but the bandit shot at them.

Police shot the gunman twice in the legs. The wounded man was taken to the Arima Health Facility, where he is warded under police guard. The other is being questioned by police.

The two bandits, 17 and 20, were arrested. Both are from Calvary Hill, Arima.


"Phone thieves arrested after sting operation"

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