A MAN has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of $379,000 worth of car parts from the TTPS between March 5 and March 8.
A police press release stated that Nicholas Siew, 29, of Calcutta Road, Freeport was arrested on March 29 by Sgt Wilkinson of the San Fernando CID Operations. Siew was subsequently charged on April 1, for the offence of larceny.
Siew appeared before San Fernando Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan, where he was granted bail in the sum of $390,000 with a surety. He is to return to court on April 29.
The police reported that on March 8, PC Gopaul of the Traffic Branch made checks on several vehicles stored at the Traffic Branch located on the Vehicle Management Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago’s compound (VMCOTT) in San Fernando, where he discovered 42 vehicle parts had been stolen.
Investigations and fingerprint evidence led to a man being arrested. To date, none of the parts have been recovered. Investigations are continuing into the incident and police believe that more arrests are imminent.