TWO men from Laventille appeared before a Tobago magistrate on Wednesday to answer robbery charges.
Roland Whitlock, 35, of Trou Macaque Road, Laventille and Elijah Constantine, 24, of St Joseph Old Road, Laventille, appeared before Scarborough magistrate Jo-Anne Connor on March 22, jointly charged by PC Campbell of the Tobago Divisions CID.
Whitlock was charged separately with robbery with violence by PC McKain. He was was granted $200,000 bail to cover both charges while Constantine, a police press release said, was remanded into custody. Both were ordered to return to court on April 19.
The men were charged with offences which allegedly occurred in the Shirvan Road and Scarborough areas respectively.
Whitlock has two pending court matters in which he was charged with receiving stolen property by PC Thomas of the Port of Spain City Police in February and unlawful possession of car batteries and possession of housebreaking implements, by WPC Lewis previously of the San Juan Police Station, in June of last year.
The two were arrested by Tobago CID officers during an Operation Strike Back exercise on March 16. The investigative team, led by Sgt Wilson, traced two cell phones which were reported stolen on March 6 from two people in Tobago.
Tobago CID officers went to Trinidad, and with the help of the Port of Spain Divisional Task Force, found the suspects, who both allegedly had the stolen cell phones, on March 16.